Ranjitsinh Devkar

An Integrated Approach Towards Conservation of Bats and their Habitats

Education and awareness on bats is the focal theme of this project that aims at quelling associated myths and highlight their importance in our ecosystem as pollinators or natural pest controlling agents. Identifying potential threats to their natural/anthropogenic habitats and detailed studies of trends associated with seasonal niche sharing is also proposed herein.

Raymond Katebaka

Promoting Collaborative Forest Management in Degraded Forests of Central Uganda

The Booster Grant Project of phase III Rufford Grant aims at “Promoting collaborative forest management in communities of degraded forests central Uganda”. The project sets to address the forest illegal activities that are estimated to claim 57600ha of natural forests every year.

Veryl Achieng

Promoting the Conservation of Endangered Fish in Lake Kanyaboli through Local Community Involvement in Alego, Kenya

Dwindling fish stocks can have disastrous implications for the fishermen, families, and the ecology of Lake Kanyaboli. The project will put in place programmes to educate, regulate and advocate for better fishing practices. This will be achieved through local networks and empowerment of local communities. There will be information sharing especially from adjacent communities in Uganda and Tanzania for better practices.

Julius Nziza

The Conservation of Bat Species and their Roosting Habitat in the Volcanic Caves at Musanze District, Northern Rwanda

To greatly enhance bat conservation through mass sensitization at musanze district by involving the local community and other relevant stakeholders. To support protection of the bat roosting sites as their ecological habitat at musanze district, northern Rwanda.

Njukeng Nkengafac

Compost Manure Campaign for Nature Conservation

There is a rise in biodiversity lost due to declining soil quality and this project aims at improving soil quality through the use of compost manure thus increasing yield per hectare while reducing habitat loss.

Adriana González Pestana

Aggregation Areas of Elasmobranches in Peruvian Waters

Identify and characterize the aggregation areas and its fishery of smooth hammerhead and mobulids in Peruvian waters; and increase awareness and education about elasmobranches.

Ashok Verma

Population and Distribution of Harriers (Genus Circus) in the Arid and Semi-Arid Environments of Rajasthan and Gujarat in North-Western India

To obtain information on the population and distribution of harriers including identifying roosts in the regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan in northwestern India for planning their long term conservation strategy.

Kim Lien To

Literacy for Environmental Justice in Vietnam

There are two aims: • 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.

Julian Padró

Arthropods Field School in Desert Ecosystem

The project aims at creating a field school in order to study the diversity of arthropods in one of the driest areas in the continent rich in endemism, which is at risk of degradation.

Pilot Dovih

Assessment of Hunting Pressure and Conservation Status of Bats in and Around Mt. Saramati, and the Impacts of Bats on Public Health

Our study aims at knowing the species composition in this area, which will give us insight to take up better conservation management plans required to ensure long term conservation. Our study also aims at understanding disease transmission from bats to humans through this bats harvest.