Asia

Tshewang Dorji

Seeking the Middle Path: Using Seedling Shelters to Permit Grazing in the Restoration and Conservation of Native Brown Oak Forests in Bhutan

To find a middle path where by grazing and regeneration of oak forests can be simultaneously incorporated without compromising the livelihood or conservation priorities.

Clare Duncan

Planning for Change: Managing Mangroves in the Face of Climate Change

This project will provide vital information on the ecosystem services provision of restored and natural mangrove forests on Panay Island, Philippines, as well as building local community-based restoration and monitoring capacity. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge on how restoration design influences mangrove ecosystem services provisioning, in order to improve the ability of the mangroves to protect communities from the future impacts of climate change.

Sujata Shrestha

Rhetoric and Reality of Biodiversity Conservation in Community Forests of Nepal

This study aims 1) to quantify the role of CFs in forest cover change at regional level and 2) to measure the impacts of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity of community forests of Gorkha district at local level.

Rinzin Phunjok Lama

Abundance, Distribution and Conservation Initiative of the Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manul) – The New Cat Species for Nepal

The proposed project will collect the baseline data on the abundance, distribution and conservation status of the newly reported Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manul) in Nepal Himalaya.

Li Li

Study on the Alpine Birds of the Nomadic Landscape in the Eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Evaluating the Ecological Impact of Recent Pasture Land-Use Changes

The project aims to evaluate the impacts of pasture land-use changes on alpine avian habitats in Nyanpo Yutse Mountain region. We will conduct the breeding season bird survey and work with local herders to develop a community conservation plan for birds.

Gopal Khanal

Distribution, Habitat Suitability and Wild Prey Base of Snow Leopard in the Api Nampa Conservation Area (ANCA), Bajhang and Humla Districts of Western Nepal

This project aims to obtain baseline information on distribution of snow leopard from far-western Himalayas of Nepal while sensitizing local communities on conservation and building their capacity on snow leopard monitoring.

Dominique Bertrand

The Stress Factor: Examining Anthropogenic Sources of Stress in Wild M. nigra

My aims are to test the hypothesis that levels of stress are related to levels of tourism and/or range-restriction in groups of wild Macaca nigra, to pinpoint the tourist characteristics and range-restriction methods that are most and least stressful, and to distinguish between acute vs. chronic stress responses.

Manh Hung Bui

Structure and Restoration of Natural Secondary Forests for Biodiversity and Wood Supply in the Central Highlands, Vietnam

This project is to restore and conserve natural secondary forests as well as to bring habitat and environment back for fauna and flora species in the Central Highlands, Vietnam.

Nurul Winarni

Building and Mapping the Indicator of Biodiversity Ecosystem along the Park Boundary

This study is a combination of both monitoring survey and community engagement to build and map the indicator of biodiversity ecosystem services around the edge of the park.

Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya

Population Modelling and Participatory Conservation of Endangered Vultures in Nepal Himalaya

The main aspires of this project are to support in-situ conservation efforts for slow reproducing, long lived, culturally and ecologically important vulture species through continuous monitoring for modelling, comparisons and future predictions in Nepal Himalaya together with training and awareness activities.