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.

Neil Furey

Capacity-Building for Conservation of Cave-Dwelling Bats in Cambodia

As cave biodiversity in Cambodia is poorly documented and heavily threatened, this project will undertake cave surveys and capacity-building activities to: a) identify key sites for Cambodian cave biodiversity, b) develop public awareness and capacity for its management, and c) produce a national status review advocating its conservation.

Nadine Ruppert

Spatial and Temporal Use of Oil Palm Plantations by Wild Macaca Nemestrina and its Implication for Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflicts

This project is aimed at studying the impact of wild pig-tailed macaques on the monthly oil palm harvest and at raising awareness amongst farmers to avoid human-wildlife conflicts.

Uttam Babu Shrestha

Tragedy to Triumph: Understanding the Role of Community Institutions for Sustainable Management of Chinese Caterpillar Fungus

This research aims to understand the role of community-based institutions for sustainable management of Chinese Caterpillar fungus, a common pool resource using the social-ecological system (SES) framework

Nha Pham Van

Conservation of Bats in Ha Long Bay – A World Heritage Site, Quang Ninh Province, Northeastern Vietnam

The aims are:
  • Assessments of bat diversity and conservation status of each species within Ha Long Bay;
  • Initiation of bat conservation through different programmes.
  • Utpal Smart

    Inventory and Diversity Assessment of the Herpetofauna of Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra

    Situated on the northern tip of Sumatra, the Leuser Ecosystem is an area of global importance to the conservation of biodiversity. Within this ecosystem lies Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP), known for its high diversity in birds and mammals. However we know surprisingly little about its herpetofauna; to better estimate species diversity we propose to carry out a herpetofaunal inventory in GLNP.

    Chloe Hunt

    Maintaining Momentum and Expansion of the Green Fins Approach

    This project aims to effect change within the diving industry and among local communities through the implementation of the Green Fins approach, a tool for supporting adoption and implementation of best practice for the protection of coral reefs.