Bridging the Gap between Fisheries Regulations and Implementation in GujaratThere are two aims to this project: a) Creating a database of fish breeding cycles to identify most vulnerable seasons for fish populations and b) Identifying causes of poor implementation using interview surveys and providing solutions to enable better management of fish populations in Gujarat through outreach programmes.
Distribution, Status and Conservation of a Recently Described, Extremely Narrow Range Endemic Cyprinid, Pseudobarbus skeltoni, from South Africa
The Giant redfin, Pseudobarbus skeltoni Chakona & Swartz 2013, is a newly described primary freshwater fish restricted to the Breede River system in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) of South Africa. With only two known remnant populations, and severe threat of invasion by alien predators, the species faces a high risk of extinction. The aims of the this study are to: (i) verify the distribution and population size of P. skeltoni, (ii) characterize its biology, habitat use and feeding ecology, (iii) assess its conservation status, and (iv) identify conservation measures to ensure future survival of this species.
An Approach to Freshwater Fish Knowledge in Western Cuba: Environmental Education in Rural Communities for Conservation Both our Fish and their HabitatsThe aims of this project are to provide ecological information and determine current threats of freshwater fish in western Cuba as well as improve a training program in rural communities for conservation both fish and their habitats.
The Catfishes of the Apure River Floodplain: What Do We Really Know About this Exploited Community? The aim is to produce relevant information about the catfish communities structures and their relations with their habitats in order to indentify opportunities for minimizing the negative impact of the fisheries on their sustainable exploitation.
Exotic Fishes in a Fragile Environment: An Evaluation of Trout Impact on Endemic Mountain Frogs in Sierras Grandes Mountains, ArgentinaWe hope to generate scientific information useful for the management of trout populations in Sierras Grandes Mountains, and to generate materials directed to raise awareness regarding amphibian conservation, and the problematic of biological invasions
Threat Identification and Population Assessment of Neolissochilus hexastichus- An Endemic Mahseer Fish in North-East India vis-à-vis Conservation ActionsThis project aims at generating baseline information on the life history traits including
threat identification, population assessment and distribution map of the recently revived
endemic and threatened species of mahseer- Neolissochilus hexastichus from Northeast India. In
collaboration with a local NGO the project aims to rear hexastichus mahseer in a lake for its
artificial propagation and ranching in future, and to expedite conservation of mahseer through
Combining Genetic and Sociological Techniques to Evaluate the Status of Shark Populations in Costa RicaMy research goal is to determine the species-specific impacts fisheries have on shark populations and to work with local communities to develop effective protective legislation.
Are Endangered Sawfish Still Present in Mozambique? A Baseline Ethno-Ecological SurveyThis project aims to collect the first dataset on sawfishes in east Africa, to assess the conservation status of sawfishes in the region and to encourage conservation and management of sawfishes at a community level.
Zoning, Conservation and Research of a Threatened Coral Reef Complex in the Northeastern BrazilThis project aims to perform conservation actions in a threatened coral reef complex in Northeast Brazil. Zoning plans, research and local community support will be used to do it.
Spot the Leopard Shark – Thailand: Community-Based Photo-Identification Monitoring Program for Leopard Sharks Stegostoma fasciatum in ThailandThis project aims to use photographs of leopard sharks taken by tourist and local divers in Thai waters to obtain baseline population data for this endangered species. Simultaneously, this ‘citizen science’ approach will promote conservation through education about this species as well as the importance of marine reserve habitats.