Asia

Vy Nguyen

The Ecology and Distribution of Two Globally Range-Restricted Galliform Species in South Vietnam

• The first aim of this study is to define the density and population of the Germain's Peacock - Pheasant and Orange-necked Partridge in Cat Tien National Park. • The second aim is to determine the important ecological variables, affecting distribution of the species in Cat Tien National Park, allowing us to predict their landscape distribution across their range.

Nawal Shrestha

Sustainable Utilization and Management of Threatened Medicinal Plants in Tinjure Milke Jaljale Area, Eastern Nepal

The present work aims to identify vulnerable species, quantify threat level and promote sustainable management of medicinal plants using participatory community approach model. The findings of the present work will facilitate preparation of action plans and management strategies to conserve medicinal plants in Tinjure-Milke-Jaljale area.

Jo Marie Acebes

Conservation of a Humpback Whale Winter Breeding Ground in Northern Luzon, Philippines

This project will continue monitoring of the humpback whale population in the region and enhance the marine conservation educational outreach campaign. It also aims to increase the capacity of local stakeholders to manage their proposed Marine Protected and Humpback Whale Conservation Area.

Benjamin Hayes

Establishing Community Patrolling to Protect the Endangered Indochinese Silvered Langur, Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia

This project aims to establish the first nature trails in the park and through tourism support and develop sustainable community patrolling that facilitates the conservation of this endangered primate and its habitat.

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.