How the movie has changed with the coronavirus …Yes, it is logical too. We see that there are Champions League games that are being played behind closed doors and it was seen coming a bit that LaLiga would take preventive measures. Because it is clear that if you take it, at least you will be a couple of weeks in quarantine. Not only for us who play soccer, but anyone for health reasons. In Mestalla it was already played behind closed doors, what do you think of this type of measures?I understand that in the end it is for the common good, for the social good. But obviously the sports spectacle because it diminishes it and with what was played Valencia was going to suffer it, it was clear.Derby behind closed doors or suspension …I think he had never played a game behind closed doors. It would be strange. But I think it would affect them more than it affects us. Because in the end it is his field, his audience, who also experience it in a special way for being a derby. A certain percentage that we would earn there I think …If they play, what do you expect from the match?Well, I think we have to go out and do our job. I think they have a great team and I don’t know how the wear of the Champions League will have affected them in a decisive match for them. The first part of the journey is the way to go; But of course, then they play well and even if they don’t have their best game they have players who make the difference, with which you have to play a very complete game.Would you imagine achieving the first victory in Mestalla without an audience?It was going to be remembered because there will not be an audience, because it would not be bad if this were the first to be won there. We are aware of this and hopefully the truth would be very nice.His passage through the derbies in Valencia are not understood without that goal annulled by the push of Paulista. It could have been the first joy in Mestalla (it was 1-2 in the final stretch of the match in 2017-18).That’s it … He was wrong at the time and what are you going to do. We all wanted to bump our heads against the wall because the situation of the team was complicated. Also, it was 1-2, I think it would be the seventy minute, or that way, you were already ahead. But hey, at that moment you get very angry about everything that involved, also in a derby. But, well, that’s it. Hopefully we can put 1-2 in the seventies this time.With VAR the story would have changed …Man, if they don’t cancel that with VAR, imagine … And in full Fallas …I couldn’t come another time. Nor can they prohibit people from going out on the street, that is impossible. But I think we all have to put a little common sense, and not stay locked up at home, but we do avoid certain things … Being one of the heavyweights in the group, how do you assess the situation of the team?Look, the other day, I don’t know if it was Guardiola, he said that in Champions it is very difficult to be superior to your rival for a long time and that you have to take advantage of it. The same thing happens to us, we are not much superior to many First Division teams. The other day you have to make it 2-0, you don’t and obviously the other team is going to have its moment. It is true that it can be said that we are not very regular. But what is to be regular, to win all the matches? It is true that the other day you have to make it 2-0 and the game would have been much more controlled; you don’t and in any move they can tie you. But I see the team well, especially I think that we have grown from the beginning of the season to here and it is more reliable in terms of game. The disposition of the team in the matches is very recognizable and I think the team competes against anyone and in almost any match. Maybe some of the things haven’t turned out, but I think the dynamics are good.Miramón would arrive touched to the meeting, do you see yourself with options to be a starter?Well, I do not know. I train every week thinking that I am going to play, in order to help the team. I do not think further, because in the end you are training every day to that end. You have to play or you do not. You have to work and then since the decision is up to the coach.How do you personally face your role this season?Well, it’s true that I’m not playing much. But I still feel important in the team, I think respected and considered by all my teammates, because I think we have a great group. Now it is true that I am in a situation where I do not play much, but I think I have to continue to contribute things every day in training and face games in a slightly different way. But I always try to help, contribute my experiences if they can be useful to a partner and when I have to play try to do well.How does the player coexist with criticism when he is not at his best?You first have to be aware of the world you are in. You are exposed to public opinion and many times your work is determined based on whether you win a game or lose. Not even for your personal or team performances. From there, criticism does not have to harm you mentally and always try to maintain a line and a spirit towards work and what you should do. Neither for good nor for bad.Without being his best season in sports, on a personal level he is in a sweet moment …Obviously, on a personal level it is one of the happiest moments. Enjoying this process a lot (he will soon be a father). And it is true that I am not playing and I do not know if with age you learn to relativize everything a little. You cannot base your life and happiness in quotes, because you don’t play. I spend it every day here training you to shit. I enjoy day to day a lot, traveling with my colleagues, in my life I am of course enjoying it a lot and if I played it would be milk … But you have to relativize everything and you cannot lose that you are in a good time or you are happy or joyful because you play or don’t play.With the number of laps he has taken in his career and he is going to have a Valencian son …Yes, the truth is (laughs). And, look, my girlfriend is from Cádiz, I wouldn’t mind if she was from Cádiz, and I was from Madrid. Well look, the truth that we are here at ease, with which in a place where you are at ease because everything that happens to you, and on top of that, it will be good.
Disease, hurricanes and hunting wiped out the native howler monkeys living in the Cockscomb Basin by the 1970s.Between 1992 and 1994, 62 black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) were relocated from a nearby reserve.After surveying the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in March and April, scientists figure there are at least 170 howler monkeys – and perhaps many more – living all over the 51,800-hectare (128,000-acre) preserve. The calls of howler monkeys, once wiped out in a Central American forest known as the Cockscomb Basin, now ring out in the canopy, and the scientists responsible couldn’t be happier.“As conservationists, we’re constantly trying to stop things from disappearing. We’re always playing for a tie,” said Scott Silver, a tropical biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).Silver was part of a team that reintroduced black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary two and a half decades ago. Then, in March and April 2017, he and his colleagues from WCS and the Belize Audubon Society returned and surveyed the area in collaboration with the sanctuary’s wardens. They confirmed that the howler monkey population has grown and spread throughout the 51,800-hectare (128,000-acre) wildlife sanctuary in, to his knowledge, the most successful translocation of a primate population yet.“It’s nice to gain yardage as opposed to trying to just hold on,” Silver said by telephone from his office in New York City, where he directs the Queens Zoo.Data from Greenpeace and the University of Maryland visualized on Global Forest Watch indicates that most of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (pink overlay), where the howler monkeys were translocated in the 1990s, has remained intact forest (dark green underlay). Further analysis of University of Maryland tree cover data on Global Forest Watch shows that nearly all of the sanctuary was covered by tree cover with 75 percent canopy density in 2000.The black howler monkey is currently listed as Endangered by the IUCN, with the most significant threats coming from habitat loss and hunting, either for meat or the pet trade. Between 1992 and 1994, a team of scientists, including Silver, released 14 troops of 62 animals in the Cockscomb Basin.“That in itself was a pretty unique project,” Silver said. In preparation, they had followed the monkeys for 4 months at the Community Baboon Sanctuary about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the basin to pick out the family groups that would make the trip.“We released intact family units because we thought that that would enable them to adjust better and have some social support at the same time,” Silver said.Members of the team then kept tabs on the families for a year after that. Silver took the opportunity to follow some of the groups and look at their feeding habits. His wife, fellow tropical biologist Linde Ostro, studied the changes to their social structures and the impact the Cockscomb habitat had on their home ranges.A survey of howler monkeys in the Cockscomb Basin found that their numbers have increased and they have colonized parts of the sanctuary 20 kilometers from the site of their release in the 1990s. Photo courtesy of Rachel Gibbons/WCSThe idea, conceived by WCS scientist Fred Koontz and Community Conservation Consultants founder Rob Horwich, was to bring howler monkeys back to one of their former stomping grounds. Just a few decades prior, they’d been swinging from the trees in the Cockscomb Basin, serving as critical cogs in the coastal rainforest ecosystem there.But in 1961 Hurricane Hattie swept through the western Caribbean, causing $60 million (about $489 million in today’s dollars) in damages. The winds, gusting to 322 kilometers per hour (200 miles per hour), took out around 75 percent of the capital city of British Honduras, as Belize was then known, according to a report in the journal Monthly Weather Review.The country’s forests didn’t fare well either. 1961’s most powerful hurricane flattened about 90 percent of the trees in the Cockscomb Basin, which lies south of Belize City. Once-plentiful howler monkeys, already reeling from a yellow fever outbreak in the 1950s and overhunting, were decimated, and by the 1970s, the Cockscomb fell silent – at least to the roars and grunts that make these monkeys famous.Slowly, however, the forest came back. In the early 1980s, biologist Alan Rabinowitz discovered that the Cockscomb held a large population of jaguars (Felis onca coati). That led to the basin’s designation as a forest reserve in 1984, and later as a sanctuary and jaguar reserve where, it was hoped, visitors could come to see wildlife.But, Silver said, “It’s very hard to see jaguars.” So the team, led by Koontz and Horwich, thought that bringing howler monkeys back might be a good move.“We wanted to enhance the experience of people who come to visit,” Silver said.Biologist Scott Silver reported seeing 72 individual monkeys and findings signs of at least 100 more. Photo courtesy of Margaret Snyder/WCSOn this recent trip to check on the monkeys after 25 years, he said he was heartened to see tourists training binoculars on the canopy to spot howler monkeys.“It reminded me of Yellowstone or what you’d see on African safaris.” The sanctuary is also home to tapirs, deer and other cats.In their latest visit, Silver and Ostro spent a month between them in the basin, searching for and counting monkeys, listening for their calls, and keeping their noses open for the scent of the monkeys’ “very distinctive” urine.In all, they spotted 15 groups and laid eyes on 72 individual monkeys. They also figure that they found signs of at least another 100 animals, representing perhaps another 21 groups, Silver said. Their investigations also revealed that the howler monkey population has spread at least 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from the release site.“Just about any place that I searched or I inquired about, people were hearing monkeys,” he said. “I was surprised by the extent of their dispersal.”Though there might be lessons from this success story that translate to other species, Silver points out that the story of howler monkeys is a unique case. They weren’t moving into other animals’ territory, which limited the competition the first pioneer howlers had to contend with. And there was a good chance that the monkeys would continue to have the area all to themselves. Most of the Cockscomb Basin is lowland, broadleaf rainforest, but it’s surrounded by mountains that stretch to 1,160 meters (3,806 feet) high, which howler monkeys from outside won’t cross.A howler monkey in a Cecropia sp. tree. Howler monkeys eat the leaves of Cecropia and other trees, as well as fruits, nuts and flowers. Photo courtesy of Scott Silver/WCSThey are also well-suited to the strain of translocation, Silver said.“Howler monkeys lend themselves well to translocation in the sense that they’re energy minimizers,” he said. “Under stress, they slow down instead of speed up.”Thrown back into their native environment, they’re now thriving, and that’s beginning to have an impact on the forest itself. Howler monkeys eat leaves, fruit, flowers and nuts, and, as important seed dispersers, they play a critical role in shaping the tree species makeup of the forest.“I love the idea that for the last 25 years the forest is being affected in a positive way,” Silver said, “back to the way it was for hundreds if not thousands of years before the howler monkeys disappeared.”And all signs indicate that it will stay that way.“Nothing’s for sure, but I think in this case, we could say that we’ve done the best anybody could expect,” Silver said. He mused that perhaps he’ll return to the Cockscomb Basin in the future, just to make sure the coming generations of howler monkeys are doing OK.“We joke that maybe we’ll come back when it’s the 50-year anniversary, and these guys can wheel me around.A male howler monkey. Photo courtesy of Margaret Snyder/WCSFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.CITATIONSDunn, G. E., & Miller, B. I. (1962). The hurricane season of 1961. Monthly Weather Review, 90(3), 107-119.Greenpeace, University of Maryland, World Resources Institute and Transparent World. “Intact Forest Landscapes. 2000/2013” Accessed through Global Forest Watch on 10 May 2017. www.globalforestwatch.orgHansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. 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Ranging behavior of translocated and established groups of black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) in Belize, Central America. Biological Conservation, 87(2), 181-190.Rabinowitz, A. R., & Jr, B. G. (1986). Ecology and behaviour of the jaguar (Panthers onca) in Belize, Central America. Journal of Zoology, 210(1), 149-159.Silver, S. C., Ostro, L. E. T., Yeager, C. P., & Horwich, R. (1998). Feeding ecology of the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) in northern Belize. American Journal of Primatology, 45(3), 263-279. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. 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It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. 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