Nabil Musa

Riverine Ecosystem Health Project of Iraqi Kurdistan

Our project will focus on two major threats to Iraqi riverine ecosystems: gravel mining and dams/dam constructions. We will learn how these threats occur in our river basins; collecting information on their positive and negative impacts to the ecosystem and communities and build local awareness to develop solutions that protect our local rivers.

Mariya Gritsina

Specification of the Status of the Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus manul) in Uzbekistan

Pallas cat (Otocolobus manul), a small-sized wild cat included in the Red List of IUCN as Near Threatened species and in appendix II of CITES (1995), is known to inhabit Uzbekistan and all the countries bordering with it and is among the least studied species in Uzbekistan. This project aims to specify Pallas cat’s current status in Uzbekistan, the montane areas will be investigated using camera trap method, prey countings and interviewing local people.

Kim Lien To

Literacy for Environmental Justice in Vietnam

• Develop outdoor environmental justice literacy curriculum for urban primary and secondary school students that addresses pressing issues and is linked to the content of the national curriculum. • Provide hands-on environmental justice literacy programs to students from primary and secondary schools in Hanoi.

Betty J.L. Laglbauer

Impacts, Alternative Solutions and Awareness of Mobula Fisheries in Indonesia

This project will combine fishing market surveys, citizen science, and interviews in West Nusa Tenggara to (1) describe species specific abundance at main aggregation sites, (2) describe species-specific foraging habits of mobulas, and (3) outreach activities to promote understanding between stakeholders while exploring potential solutions to reduce mobula by-catch and directed fisheries in Indonesia. Implementation of conservation measures on a local scale will be supported by producing information on the overlap of specific fisheries with potential feeding grounds, a photographic database, educational material, and recommendations for governmental institutions.

Pushpa Raj Acharya

Conservation Initiatives for Fruit Bats in Nepal

The status of fruit bat colonies in Nepal will be assessed during field surveys, and the information relayed to local communities and policy makers to ensure the conservation of the bats.

Rahayu Ayu

Spatial Distribution and Habitat Suitability Analysis of Javan Gibbon in Gunung Halimun Salak National Park

(a) To identify habitat preference of javan gibbon (b) To establish accurate map of spatial distribution of javan gibbon and provide an overview threats that javan gibbons facing across the landscape.

Sheema Abdul Aziz

Project Pteropus: Interactions between Flying Foxes, Plants and People on Tioman Island – Implications for Conservation

Understanding the role of flying foxes (Pteropus spp.) in forest ecosystems and people’s lives, and promoting co-existence between fruit bats and humans in Peninsular Malaysia.

Samjhana Kawan

Empowering Local Women and Youth for Long Term Conservation of Globally Threatened Lesser Adjutant in Lumbini IBA, Western Nepal

This project aims to empower local women and youth for long term conservation of Globally Threatened Lesser Adjutant in Lumbini IBA, Western Nepal, through continuous ecological monitoring, capacity building trainings and awareness rising activities to mitigate their major anthropogenic threats in collaboration with local government and conservation agencies.

Malcolm Soh

Conserving Montane Anuran and Avian Communities in Peninsular Malaysia: Investigating the Effects of Habitat Degradation and Climate Change

I will study the impacts of habitat and climate change on montane anuran and avian communities in Peninsular Malaysia comparing data that I surveyed 12 years earlier. I am also investigating the phylogenetic relationships and differential resilience of sub-populations of montane species across different geographic scales.

Prakash Bhattarai

Community Participation for Conservation of Threatened Orchid Dactylorhiza hatagirea in Jumla District

We aim to identify the population status and threats to target species for possible conservation measures. We will raise awareness, strengthen capacity in order to conserve Dactylorhiza hatagirea.