Sheka forest Ethiopia – A new BINCO project

In the beginning of 2016, we will be going to Sheka forest, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, where internationally, biodiversity knowledge is scarce. Supported by the CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) we plan to organize standardized biodiversity surveys together with local trainees. Our focus is on mammals, birds and amphibians and we hope that the gathered information can enhance the protection and management of the reserve.

BINCO Supports Jambiani

BINCO aims to support biological education in Zanzibar. In 2012, we visited schools in the South Region to see what contributions our organisation could make. After discussion with local teachers and directors, we decided to collect our own didactic material in Belgium.

Short note: Crested rat in Ethiopia

This elusive rodent has never before been recorded in Afromontane rainforest West of the Rift valley. In this short note, published in the African Journal of Ecology, we add our observation to its previously known distribution.

Article with recent findings of the shining guest ant in Flanders

Her presence often goes unnoticed because of the hidden lifestyle and small size. Observations of this species, along with a suggestion to revise the Red List status were brought together in this article (English abstract only) in the Bulletin of the Royal Belgian Entomological Society.

Belete-Gera, Ethiopia, Biodiversity Express Survey – Report available

The first results of our expedition to Southwest Ethiopia are published in our third Biodiversity Express Survey. This report will be updated with new information once it becomes available.

Third BINCO newsletter

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VIDEO Camera trap project Meerdaalwoud (Belgium) 2014

The camera traps that were placed in Meerdaalwoud last spring (February-May 2014) shot quite some interesting images. A compilation of those images has been put together in this short video.

Jimma zone travel guide

Another Ethiopia-related project! We created a concise travel guide based on our personal experiences in the lesser-known and therefore less touristic south-west of Ethiopia. Are you planning on travelling through Ethiopia and you are interested in ecotourism? Then this short guide might give you some ideas on what to see and where to go.