Forests

Antonia Barreau D

Revitalising Biocultural Diversity and Plant Conservation through Traditional Food Systems in the Andean Temperate Forests, Chile

This project aims to (1) document ethnobotanical knowledge of wild edible plants of local people inhabiting Andean temperate forests, (2) promote sustainable harvesting practices, and (3) reconstruct local memories in relation to traditional food systems and the landscape.

Santa Pandit

Awareness and its Linkage in Conserving Biological Corridor of Western Terai, Nepal

Laljhadi Corridor in western lowland Terai of Nepal is experiencing high pressure due to encroachment and deforestation. Thus, this project has been designed to conduct conservation activities within the Corridor area.

Clay Plager-Unger

Revegetation/Restoration Project

The project aims to restore endangered Dry Tropical Forest through revegetation of native tree species. Tree-planting workshops will provide education about protecting this fragile ecosystem.

Harisha Ranganahalli

Conservation of Rare, Endangered and Threatened Wild Plants Species through Community Participation

The project intends at conserving rare endangered and threatened wild plant species by building awareness and training programs among harvesters, building local institutional network to popularize among villagers in Male Madeshwara Hills Reserve Forest.

Rene Reyes

Fuelwood and Forest Degradation in the Chilean Temperate Rainforests

The project aims to: a) Identify the current main fuelwood production areas in “Los Rios Region”, b) Analyze market failures driving forest degradation in the main fuelwood production areas, c) Generate policy proposals to reduce forest degradation.

Teodoro Licarte

Engaging Communities to Rehabilitate Mine Sites Using the Potential Natural Vegetation Technique in Camarines Norte, Philippines

Generally, this proposed project is aimed to rehabilitate the degraded mined out areas in the municipalities of Jose Panganiban and Paracale in Camarines Norte, Philippines using the potential natural vegetation technique.

Romina Cecilia Torres

Conservation and Restoration of the Mountain Forest of Córdoba: Developing Techniques for the Native Tree Maytenus boaria, Argentina

To study the establishment and growth of Maytenus boaria tree and to carry out a reforestation with native trees en degraded areas with volunteer helping.

Heloisa Brum

Conservation and Management of Community-Based Agriculture and Non-Timber Forest Products of Piagaçu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas, Brazil

The project has 4 aims: 1. Assessment of rates of habitat conversion for agriculture; 2. We will offer training courses in meliponiculture to inhabitants of the PP-SDR; 3. Survey and mapping of the use of non-timber forest resources; and 4. Study of the ecology of the species

Aseneth Ureña Ramón

Effect of Defaunation on Large Seed Removal of Spondias mombin L. in the Lacandona Rain Forest, Chiapas, Mexico

The aim of the project is to determin the effect that the loss of mammals has on the removal of large seeds like Spondias mombin, in the Mexican tropical rain forest.

Virginia Moreno Puig

Conservation of Endemic and Threatened Amphibians in Fragmented Temperate Forest of the Nahuelbuta Range in Chile

This project aims to make a significant contribution towards the conservation of endemic and threatened amphibians of the Nahuelbuta Mountain Range through ecological research, management, and promotion of public awareness.