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.

Roshan Kumar Thakur

Geospatial Modeling of Walk Trails of Asian Elephant as a Tool for Mitigating Human Elephant Conflicts in Central Nepal

A major obstacle in strategies for Asian elephant’s conservation is a lack of communication between policy makers, conservationists and farmers; making steps between planning and action inefficient; which hinders future success of conservation strategies that reduce human-elephant conflicts. Here I aim to improve the situation in close dialogue with farmers, forest officers, conservationists, and together assess the habitat use of elephants as a tool for mitigating human-elephant conflicts. To achieve that goal I will (1) investigate elephant walk trails in central Nepal, (2) make predictions of potentially suitable elephant’s habitat and (3) communicate this information to different forest user groups.

Jatishwor Singh Irungbam

Study of Butterfly Diversity and its Conservation in Tsirang District, Bhutan

he main goal of the planned project is to inventories the butterfly diversity in Tsirang district and construct a baseline data for butterfly studies in central Bhutan. Secondly, to identify and prioritize the conservation-dependent species and habitat in the region. Thirdly, to disseminate information and values on the importance and role of butterfly plays in our ecosystem through awareness campaigns to the school, students, teachers, forest officials and local peoples in and around the study area.

Ruth Leeney

Conservation and Monitoring of Endangered Sawfishes in Mozambique

This project aims to collect biological data from sawfishes in Mozambique, and to build capacity amongst government and communities to monitor and conserve sawfishes.

Krisztián Barna

Protection of the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) and European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) Colonies in Natural Habitats in Vojvodina (Serbia)

The main aim of our project is to map the breeding colonies of Sand martin and European Bee-eater in natural habitats in Vojvodina, to enlarge their possible nesting places by clearing degraded river walls and revitalizing old colonies.

Prasanjeet Yadav

How to Manage Exotic Timber Plantations in the Natural Shola Forest-Grassland Matrix on Sky Islands in the Western Ghats

In this project I plan to produce a documentary to explain the facts behind the exotic timber plantations in Shola habitat and native forest growth, in addition to documenting the perceptions of different stakeholders.

Jelena Šeat

True Bugs (Heteroptera) of Halophytic Habitats in Vojvodina – Providing Data for Conservation and Popularisation of a Neglected Insect Group

The project aims to draw public attention on true bugs and halophytic habitats in Vojvodina. True bug's inventory can contribute in planning and conserving of these valuable habitats and provide an initial conservation priority list for true bugs of northern Serbia. We would also like to give a contribution to Serbian entomology through education and nurturing of new generations of heteropterists.

Ida Ansharyani

Forest Conservation Education for Youth in Sumbawa

This project aims to raise the knowledge and awareness of local young people about the importance of forests in Batulanteh Watershed, Sumbawa. The objectives of this project are to: (1) Document stories related to local forest; (2) Identify local important plants in the forest and why they are important; and (3) Establish herbarium of the plants.

Alireza Naqinezhad

Distribution Pattern of Rare and Threatened Endemic Plants in Forest/Steppe Ecotones of Central Alborz Mts, N. Iran, Toward a Conservation Implication

The aim of the project is to quantitatively evaluate altitudinal patterns of rare/threatened endemic plants in the forest/steppe ecotones of Central Alborz and to distribute the results as informational booklets/monographs for public awareness.

Rodrigo Villalobos Aguirre

Developing a Community Base Conservation Management to Protect Wildcats in a High Depredation Conflict Area in Chile

Develop an adaptive conservation management with local communities and stakeholders in order to decrease cougar depredation on livestock to mitigate poaching and retaliatory killing of wildcats.