Understanding Populations of Most Endangered Ganges River Dolphins (Platanista gangetica) in Nepal and Initiating Local Efforts to Conserve Remaining PopulationThis study will assess the status and habitat condition, during low water season, of the Ganges River Dolphin using systematic approaches in Nepal required for developing “Dolphin Recovery Action Plan in Nepal” and raise awareness/stewardship among local people to conserve prime habitats.
Community Based Asiatic Wild Dog or Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation Project in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal This project is designed to implement the first ever comprehensive action towards saving dholes through active involvement of local community.
Estimation of Density Using Capture-Recapture Analysis of Camera Traping & Behavior Study of a Threatened and Poorly Known Deer: The Bawean Deer (Axis kuhlii)This research will investigate the Bawean deer population using camera traps and monitor the activity pattern and growth level of Bawean deer. Additionally, it will be tested with other population estimation method using pellet count and line transect method.
The Enigmatic Crop Raiders of Udawalawe: A First Step Towards Mitigating Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) in Sri LankaTo identify elephants that involve in Human elephant conflict, their social associations and demography in the bordering villages of the Udawalawe national park and asses the human dimension of the HEC to suggest scientifically based sustainable solutions to mitigate human elephant conflict in the area.
Capacity Enhancement for Better Wildlife Conservation and Monitoring in KyrgyzstanThe project aims to work on capacity enhancement of rangers and local conservationists for better wild-life conservation and monitoring by using modern technologies such as satellite collars, sensor video and photo cameras. Awareness creation about globally threatened wild species and community involvement to wild-life conservation activities through education.
Collecting Information and Monitoring the Situation of Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) in Pristine Habitat in Thailand and Disturbed Habitat in Northern VietnamThe projects aims are to investigate important aspects of the species ecological requirements and train rangers or locals to carry on a long-term monitoring plan.
Examining the Resilience of the Annapurna Conservation Area, NepalThe project aims to examine how the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is adapting to rapid changes in Nepal. Building upon the previous research projects, the data will be collected and analyzed within a comparative study framework to detect changes over time.
Feeding Ecology, Habitat Preference, Distribution and Awareness Programme for Conservation of Himalayan Black Bear in Kanchanjungha Conservation Area, NepalThe project aims to study feeding ecology, habitat preference and distribution of Himalayan black bear including its threats in Kanchanjungha Conservation Area, Nepal.
Educating and Empowering Local Communities for Cheer Pheasant (Catreus wallichii) Conservation in Western NepalWe seek to establish a credible long term community based cheer pheasant monitoring program, directly involving local communities in monitoring and decision making.
Managing Human Wildlife Conflicts in Community Forestry in NepalThe growing Human-Wildlife Conflict in community forests suggests that it is becoming a serious threat to the survival of wild fauna including endangered species as well as the welfare of local people. The project aims to document status, explore, analyze and demonstrate management of wildlife in community forests and recommend strategies and actions to ensure human-wildlife coexistence.