International Projects

Sky Islands and Spiders: a brief tale of two contrasting discoveries in southern Africa

text by BROGAN PETT @BroganConBioI first got involved with BINCO through fieldwork in north-western Madagascar in 2017 surveying spiders in the enigmatic dry forests. From here on, I started working with Merlin and was very interested in the work…


Declining populations of threatened bird species along the Mekong River, Cambodia

text by Erik Sandvig @eriksandvigc images by John Mittermeier @johnmittermeierIn May 2018, together with an interdisciplinary team of biologists put together by BINCO, we did a rapid biodiversity assessment along the central section of the Mekong…


Intensification of forest for coffee production affects mammals in Ethiopia

During the second half of 2014, we studied the effect of the intensification of natural forest for coffee production on large mammal communities using camera traps in Ethiopia. Now the results are out and published in the conservation journal Oryx…


Sheka, Ethiopia, Biodiversity Express Survey – Report available

Outcomes of the biodiversity survey on our second expedition to Southwest Ethiopia are published in the fifth Biodiversity Express Survey report. The Sheka forest is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and is one of the largest remaining forest fragments in…


A Malta nationwide Biodiversity Monitoring initiative – Opening workshop

BINCO, along with Friends of the Earth Malta, is opening a call for an ecological workshop in Malta from 21 till 27 September 2016. The workshop announces the start of a long-term biodiversity monitoring project on the island and we are looking for…


Sheka forest Ethiopia – update

The BINCO team, supported by Birdlife international and CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership fund), is again active in Ethiopia for a new project. Our work is based in Masha, a village within the Sheka UNESCO biosphere reserve, surrounded by large…


Newly discovered populations of the Ethiopian endemic and endangered banana frog (Afrixalus clarkei)

As the natural forest cover in Ethiopia is already less than 3% of what it once has been, the banana frog species Afrixalus clarkei, dwelling exclusively in the remnants of the country’s southwestern forests in only two populations, is exposed to a…


Sheka forest Ethiopia – A new BINCO project

A new BINCO-project in the (coffee) forests of Southwest Ethiopia is about to be launched! In the beginning of 2016, we will be going to Sheka forest, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, where internationally, biodiversity knowledge is scarce. Supported by…