Asia

Yelena Gambarova

Increasing Capacity for Biodiversity Conservation: Long-Term Integrated Research and Conservation Education Program, Azerbaijan

The overarching Project goal is to strengthen rare vegetation conservation in the UNESCO World Heritage site in Azerbaijan through the development of Long-Term Integrated Research and Conservation Education Program.

Vinh Quang Luu

The Annamite Mountain Range: An Evolutionary Barrier for Herpetofauna? A Case Study in The Karst Forest of the Hin Nam No National Protected Area, Central Laos

This project aims to clarify evolutionary processes of species boundaries, biogeographical relationships, and habitat partitioning of amphibian and reptile species.

Rovshan Abbasov

Saving Small Streams for Sturgeons

The project aims to protect sturgeons increasing awareness of the society about the importance of sturgeons. The aim of the project is to identify problems more specifically and develop a new holistic scheme that enable to protect habitats of sturgeons.

Ida Ansharyani

Forest Conservation Education for Youth in Sumbawa

This project aims to raise the knowledge and awareness of local young people about the importance of forests in Batulanteh Watershed, Sumbawa. The objectives of this project are to: (1) Document stories related to local forest; (2) Identify local important plants in the forest and why they are important; and (3) Establish herbarium of the plants.

Gonzalo Araujo

Whale Shark Conservation and Ecotourism at Panaon Island, Southern Leyte

We will continue to assess the population of whale sharks at Panaon Island to better understand their seasonal patterns and habitat use. We will conduct local capacity building and education workshops to improve ecotourism management and species protection.

Cholpon Abasova

Strengthening and Growing a Handicraft Program that Links Kyrgyzstan Herders with Snow Leopard Conservation

My project’s aim is to strengthen Snow Leopard Enterprises handicraft program that guarantees reliable income for rural herder communities in exchange for conservation agreements that protect snow leopards.

Camille Coudrat

Towards a Long-Term Conservation Education in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, Laos (Phase 2)

Inform and engage the local community in ecosystem protection in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, Laos with the development of a conservation education program, with children as our target audience, implemented at two target villages

Purna Chhetri

Ecology and Sustainable Management of Ophiocordyceps sinensis from Three Alpine Regions of Bhutan Himalayas

The main aim of the project is to establish network of observation research plots to study the population dynamics of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in alpine region of Bhutan Himalayas. Generate base line data on the population dynamics of O.sinensis from all alpine regions and will be pivotal for prescribing the harvest regulations for the collectors and will be basis for conservation and sustainable management of the species.

Neil Furey

Capacity-Building for Conservation of Cave-Dwelling Bats in Cambodia

As cave biodiversity in Cambodia is poorly documented and heavily threatened, this project will undertake cave surveys and capacity-building activities to: a) identify key sites for Cambodian cave biodiversity, b) develop public awareness and capacity for its management, and c) produce a national status review advocating its conservation.

Nadine Ruppert

Spatial and Temporal Use of Oil Palm Plantations by Wild Macaca Nemestrina and its Implication for Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflicts

This project is aimed at studying the impact of wild pig-tailed macaques on the monthly oil palm harvest and at raising awareness amongst farmers to avoid human-wildlife conflicts.