Asia

Alice Milton

Algal Diversity, Growth and Herbivory by Invertebrate Grazers in Tropical Forest Streams: Can Riparian Buffers Mitigate the Impacts of Land use Change?

This project will explore the communities of algae and aquatic invertebrate grazers in streams set in a landscape mosaic of forest and palm oil plantations. Better understanding of the impact that catchment and riparian land use has on these communities (and on the ecological functions they perform) will inform land managers and policy makers in this area.

Tshering Nidup

Building Capacity in Amphibian Research in Bhutan

The project mainly aims to build the capacity in amphibian research and conservation in Bhutan through field training, outreach programs and the workshops focusing on importance of amphibians in ecosystem, diseases, DNA sample collections and preservation. This will also identify the threats to the amphibians in the study area.

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.