Forests

Alphonse Karenzi

Improved Cooking Stoves Campaign against Deforestation – Continuation (ICOSCAD)

ICOSCAD aims at protecting natural forests and biodiversity in Gisagara District by promoting fuel-wood efficiency technology in schools and households in order to decrease deforestation.

Okan Ürker

Reviving Oriental Sweetgum Forest in Koycegiz, Southwestern Turkey Using Corridor Method and Community Understanding in the Context of the Environmental Ethics

Among its restricted distributional range in the Rhodes Island and southwestern Anatolia, the Oriental (or Turkish) Sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis Mill.), a tree species in danger of becoming extinct, constitute forest only in Koycegiz (Mugla), southwestern Turkey. We aim to ensure forest sustainability by creating and replanting corridors between dispersed segments increasing the total amount of the forest to 1000 hectares. This approach also aims to look into what kind of ethical consensus lies behind the legitimacy for the Sweetgum deforestation as a social value and unfold the stages set for the incentives concerning the Sweetgum deforestation.

Benjamin Hayes

A Biodiversity Survey of Phnom Kulen National Park: Integrating Conservation and Community Development

The aim of the project is to carry out a biodiversity survey of PKNP, determine species richness and areas of conservation concern, to provide training, and combine efforts with community development.

Marina Londres

Complexity of Forest-Based Livelihood Strategies and Factors Influencing Local Resource Use across Regions and Scales: Implications for Policy

Compare local resource use strategies among Amazonian traditional population groups in three countries, and explore how environmental, economic, and social policies should be designed to optimally support sustainable forest-based livelihoods.

Renzoandre De la Pena Lavander

Ecology-Based and Multi-Purpose Management of the Tropical Dry Forest in Northern Peru

This projects aims to produce a model that helps to identify and better understand the factors leading to the degradation and deforestation of the dry tropical forest of Northwest Peru.

Ricardo de Lima

The Impact of Changing Agricultural and Forestry Practices on the Endemic Species of Sao Tome – Letting People Know

This project intends (1) to raise awareness, amongst Santomeans, about the threats faced by the island’s unique natural heritage and (2) to provide relevant stakeholders with information on the response of endemic-rich biodiversity to land-use practices. In doing so, the project will empower Santomeans with knowledge to improve land-use management for biodiversity conservation.

Longtong Turshak

Fire and Herbivory Impacts Savanna Woodland Vegetation: Saving the Largest Protected Woodland in the Guinea Savanna Region of Nigeria

The project sets to investigate the effects of fire and herbivory on savanna woodland in relation to the foraging ecology of large herbivores.

Raymond Katebaka

Enhancing Community Participation to Conserve Fragmented Forests in Central Uganda

To work with local communities and identify best conservation practices of degraded forests to maintain their ecosystem functionality and encourage effective management in central Uganda. Train village environment committees in the local leadership of the communities’ adjacent forest fragments to develop collaborative forest management activities including the establishment of demonstrations projects.

Zuzana Burivalova

Impact of Illegal Selective Logging on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Madagascar

The aim of this project is to assess the impact of illegal selective logging of precious hardwoods in north-eastern Madagascar on the native and introduced biodiversity of the humid forests.

Andimile Martin

The Biodiversity and Conservation of Lwafi Game Reserve in the South Western Tanzania

The aims of my research are to investigate the distribution and abundance of mammals, carry out vegetation monitoring, and determine the extent of current illegal extraction of both mammals and timber in Lwafi Game Reserve Western Tanzania.