Projects by Year

Projects by year

Alejandro Alberto Schaaf


Most of the forestland in the piedmont region of northwestern Argentina has been subject to extensive selective logging or transformed to agricultural fields. It is clearly evident that the conversion of natural forests into human land uses negatively affects the rich biodiversity associated with forest ecosystems.
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Amanda Pricella Putri


The jellyfish lake is a “a landlocked islands of sea and filled with a massive population of the golden-jellyfish Mastigias papua and the moonjelly Aurelia aurita” (Becking, 2016). Only 13 gold-jellyfish lakes are known worldwide, and those lakes are located in Palau, Vietnam and Indonesia. Four of these lakes were recently discovered in Misool, Raja Ampat.
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Andriy Novikov


This project aims to expand study area of genus Aconitum to the new region of Ukrainian Carpathians – Gorgany Mts., one of the few regions representing alpine belt and characterized by specific stone scatterings, covering mountain summits. Gorgany Mts. represent relict forests and number of unique plant communities, scattering mostly in alpine and subalpine belts.
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Ben Davis


Phnom Tnout Community Forest is made up of 6,450 hectares of remote, biologically important forest. It is Primarily Dryland Dipterocarp Forest with smatterings of Evergreen Forest, on the top of the mountain and along the creeks and rivers.
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Chiara Pisapia


Coral bleaching is occurring with increasing frequency and severity due to anthropogenic climate change and may soon occur annually on reefs worldwide, threatening the persistence of coral reef ecosystems. This last El Nino year saw the most severe bleaching event since 1998, but very little is known about the extent of coral loss in Maldives.
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Constanza Schapheer


Thanks to our previous Rufford-funded work (RSG N°18114-1), we have discovered a recurrent association of these native plants with Moluchia (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) endemic cockroaches. These insects Inhabited litter during cold seasons and visited endemic plant’s inflorescences and fruits from the spring onwards.
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Daniela Haro


The Coastal Marine Protected Area Francisco Coloane (Strait of Magellan, Chile) was created in 2003 for the conservation of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding area and the breeding area of Magellan penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) and sea lions (Otaria flavescens). This Marine Area is an important feeding area for large predators (i.e. fish, penguins, sea lions and whales).
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Dr. Lalith Ekanayake

Sri Lanka

Project location is Kalpitiya peninsular which one side is sea and other side is Puttlam lagoon. This area is rich in lots of biodiversity including sea turtles, dolphins, whales, coral reefs, seagrasses & sea birds. Bar reef home to 156 species of coral and 283 species of fish. Further Kalpitiya is a best site for whales and Dolphin watching including blue whales.
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Dragan Arsovski


Due to long-lasting anthropogenic pressures, the Hermann’s tortoise is now present in Western Europe in fragmented and often small populations. Fortunately, in its Eastern distribution range it is widespread and common.
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Elise Bakker


The protected areas in the Bénoué Complex, Cameroon, is threatened by human encroachment and unsustainable use of resources. Communities are unaware of the importance of a divers and stable ecosystem for their own wellbeing and future. Education is an effective tool to change this.
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