Van Kien Nguyen

Long-Term Biophysical and Socio-Economic Monitoring of Floating Rice-Based and Intensive Rice Farming Systems in Mekong Delta

The aim of this project is to monitor long-term biophysical-socio-economic conditions of the traditional floating rice based agro-ecological systems and intensive rice farming systems in An Giang province of Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The results of this research will be input into environmental and agricultural policies in the Mekong region.

Eliana Miacela Alfaro Córdova

Characterization of Mobulid Ray Fishery in Northern Peru through Field Observation and DNA Barcoding Techniques

Contribute to mobulid conservation in northern Peru, through providing scientific information about the fishing activity and the species caught, as well as working on fishermen awareness.

Baran Yoğurtçuoğlu

Re-İntroduction And Re-İnforcement Of A Critically Endangered Killifish, Aphanius transgrediens: Challenge Against Extinction

This project is aimed at improving and reinforcing Aphanius transgrediens populations which are on the edge of extinction

Sheila Rodríguez Machado

Assessing Genetic Diversity of the Cuban Endemic Fish Limia vittata (Poeciliidae): Implications for its Conservation

The aims of this project are: 1) to characterize the genetic diversity of the genus Limia in Cuba, 2) to determine if there exist cryptic species and 3) to carry out awareness campaign mainly in those local communities and protected areas where the threatened lineages occur.

Courtney Cox

Evaluating and Improving Coral Reef Conservation Strategies across the Mesoamerican Coral Reef

Evaluate larval parrotfish larval dispersal across the Mesoamerican Coral Reef System by assessing population genetic structure.

Betty J.L. Laglbauer

Impacts, Alternative Solutions and Awareness of Mobula Fisheries in Indonesia

This project will combine fishing market surveys, citizen science, and interviews in West Nusa Tenggara to (1) describe species specific abundance at main aggregation sites, (2) describe species-specific foraging habits of mobulas, and (3) outreach activities to promote understanding between stakeholders while exploring potential solutions to reduce mobula by-catch and directed fisheries in Indonesia. Implementation of conservation measures on a local scale will be supported by producing information on the overlap of specific fisheries with potential feeding grounds, a photographic database, educational material, and recommendations for governmental institutions.

Karen Fuentes

Mexican Caribbean Manta Ray Project

Identify populations by a photographic database of manta rays, tag and obtain genetic samples, establish and education program, conservation, analyze impact of tourism and fishing activities.

Rodet Rodriguez Silva

Education of Local Communities Applying a Pilot Program Aimed to the Conservation of Vulnerable Freshwater Fish Species in Cienaga De Zapata National Park, Cuba

The goals of this project are to educate local communities for catching and breeding foreign fish species for their diet instead fishing vulnerable endemic species and to link local team members in a pilot program aimed to save threatened fish species in Cienaga de Zapata National Park.

Elizabeth Grace Tunka Eronat

Can Opportunistic Sampling Provide Information for Conservation of Sharks and Rays? Chondrichthyans Population Genetics and Breeding Ecology in Turkish Seas

Project will be organized in Izmir, Turkey. But, in scope of the project, all of the Turkish coastline and seas will be the study areas.

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.