An Integrated Approach Towards Conservation of Bats and their HabitatsEducation 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.
Promoting Collaborative Forest Management in Degraded Forests of Central UgandaThe 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.
Promoting the Conservation of Endangered Fish in Lake Kanyaboli through Local Community Involvement in Alego, KenyaDwindling 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.
The Conservation of Bat Species and their Roosting Habitat in the Volcanic Caves at Musanze District, Northern RwandaTo 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.
Compost Manure Campaign for Nature ConservationThere 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.
Aggregation Areas of Elasmobranches in Peruvian WatersIdentify and characterize the aggregation areas and its fishery of smooth hammerhead and mobulids in Peruvian waters; and increase awareness and education about elasmobranches.
Population and Distribution of Harriers (Genus Circus) in the Arid and Semi-Arid Environments of Rajasthan and Gujarat in North-Western IndiaTo 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.
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.
Arthropods Field School in Desert EcosystemThe 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.
Assessment of Hunting Pressure and Conservation Status of Bats in and Around Mt. Saramati, and the Impacts of Bats on Public HealthOur 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.