Forests

Devcharan Jathanna

Ecology and Conservation of Small Carnivores in the Western Ghats

The project will examine aspects of small carnivore ecology that are relevant to assessing conservation status and identifying key threats, as well as to understanding the mechanisms by which those threats affect populations, in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot of south India. Because the study species are cryptic and elusive rainforest species, with no individually identifiable markings, the project will depend mostly on radio-telemetry, with additional information from scat analysis and camera trapping.

Levan Mumladze

Conservation of Caucasian Wildlife: Applying the National Conservation Status to some Georgian Molluscs (Based on IUCN Criteria) - Stage 2

I plan to evaluate some range restricted mollusc species based on IUCN criteria and prepare the list of candidate species for nominating specific conservation status. As in 2015-16 the new Georgian national red list must be adopted, inclusion of most vulnerable molluscs is core importance to guarantee the protection of them (and relevant habitats).

Tarin Toledo

Seed Trees for Cloud Forest Restoration

The main goal of the project is to develop cloud forest restoration strategies in partnership with local communities in order to contribute to biodiversity conservation and forest recovery, taking into account global climate change scenarios.

Jean Didier Tèwogbadé Akpona

Towards an Improvement of the Reforestation System in Benin: Inventory, Population Structure and Seedling Production Assessment of Current and Potential Species Involved in Logging

This project will gather key missing data on the species currently involved as well as future candidates for forest exploitation, and will evaluate performance of tree production in nurseries in order to propose new tools and guidelines for sustainable reforestation.

Raymond Katebaka

Promoting Collaborative Forest Management in Degraded Forests of Central Uganda

The 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.

Aly Valderrama

Conservation Biology of Tilia mexicana, an Endangered Medicinal Tree

This research will contribute to evaluate the current conservation status of T. mexicana and will provide updated information on its distribution and the degree of threats imposed.

Subhransu Bhusan Swain

Strengthening Tribal /Forest Dependant Community Action for Conservation of Elephant, Management of Habitat and Telkoi – Pallahara Elephant Corridor

The project will cover 60 villages of Pallahara Block coming under malyagiri mountain of eastern Ghats The Paribartan team fosters an entrepreneurial spirit in conservation and partners with community-based tribal women group, conservationists & forest administration to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence, especially to mitigate man-elephant conflict.

Rachel Ikemeh

Nigerian – Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) Research and Conservation in South-Western Nigerian Forests

The project aims to establish adequate monitoring of chimpanzee populations and other critical wildlife species in these forests using cybertracker and also support relevant stakeholders in demarcating and implementing recommended strict conservation areas.

Ariel Isaias Ayma Romay

Restoration and Management of Queñua (Polylepis racemosa) and Pino de Monte (Podocarpus glomeratus) Woodlands in the Yungas of Independencia, Bolivia

Contribute to the restoration and management of Queñua (Polylepis racemosa) and Pino de Monte (Podocarpus glomeratus) woodlands in the Yungas of Independencia, Bolivia

Déméango Serge Zon

Assessment of Invertebrate Biodiversity of Lamto Reserve (Centre of Côte d’Ivoire): The Use of Collembola as Bio-Indicators for Conservation

This project aims to assess the current status of invertebrate biodiversity of Lamto reserve focusing on Collembolan communities used as bio-indicator