Johnson Grayson Mshana

Conservation Awareness Campaign for the Protection of Critically Endangered Jipe Tilapia and its Habitat in Lake Jipe Tanzania

Conservation of Jipe tilapia and its habitat through tree planting, awareness campaign, and best land use practices and education toward improvement of environmentally friendly alternative livelihood activities.

Andrea Marshall

Ray of Hope: Monitoring and Protecting the World’s Largest Gathering of Giant Mantas

The largest identified population of Manta birostris has been discovered off mainland Ecuador. Isla de la Plata and Cope, two of the main identified aggregation sites for this species along the coast, represent the finest opportunity to study this threatened ray in the wild and contribute to largely absent biological and ecological information on this species.

Paul Tuda

Participatory Monitoring of Fisheries and Beach Management Training in Kenyan South Coast

This project addresses the issue of fisheries resource use by artisanal fishers and their active participation in resource management. This will be achieved by training and engaging them in monitoring their resource use and impacts and thus become active managers of their resources.

Katharina Fietz

Conservation of Key Shark Habitats and Development of a Stepping Stone for a Long-Term Monitoring System of Local Shark Communities in Cape Verde

The project aims to use genetic methodology to obtain the first critical data about abundance, population structure, degree of isolation, and the use of nursery areas of a model shark species around an island in Cape Verde. It forms the basis to facilitate long-term participatory monitoring of shark fauna in Cape Verde.

Alexander Alexiades

Understanding the Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Stream Ecology and Endemic Fish Species in the Napo River Basin of Ecuador

To understands impacts of dams on rarely studied endemic fish species which will directly inform conservation and management efforts in the Napo River Basin.

Prakash Sanjeevi

Status and Safe Exploitation of Marine Ornamental Fishes and Invertebrates of Gulf of Mannar, Tamilnadu: An Expensive Reserve for Conservation

The project aims to study the perception and attitude of fishermen towards the trade and conservation of marine ornamental fishes and invertebrates, identifying key fishing zones and market discrepancies from collectors to hobbyists in the Gulf of Mannar region.

Chris Bone

Honouring Traditional Fisheries Management in Northern Vanuatu

We aim to assist three communities towards having more fish to eat and more income to educate their children and provide food and healthcare in times of need.

Sara Thornton

Evaluating the Ecological and Cultural Services Provided by Tropical Forest Ecosystems: Freshwater Fish and the Use of Fish Ponds as a Sustainable Livelihood Source in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

The project aims are: 1) to assess the fish communities in the forest and river; 2) assess the importance of fish and fishing to the local communities and 3) to evaluate the use of fish ponds as a sustainable livelihood source.

Isabel Marques da Silva

Conservation and Management of Reef Sharks in the Western Indian Ocean through Scientific and Local Community Collaborative Actions

To use acoustic telemetry integrated within a community co-fisheries monitoring program to conserve, manage and educate over the importance of the conservation of Sharks

Robert Lamb

Fish Diversity in the Galapagos Islands: Implications for Marine Reserve Management and Ecosystem Functioning

Our project aims to describe how reef fish communities of the Galapagos Islands have changed with increasing human impacts from fishing, tourism, and climate change. Together with experiments to test how ecological interactions are affected by these changes, we will provide essential information to maximize the effectiveness of protections afforded by the Galapagos Marine Reserve.