Matias Enrique Mastrangelo

Conserving Dry Tropical Forests on Agricultural Frontiers of the Gran Chaco

This work is aimed at improving our understanding of the human and social determinants of forest loss due to rapid agricultural expansion into tropical dry forests of Argentina.

Anne Kyomugisha

Empowering Women through Improved Cooking Stoves

Empowering Women through Improved cooking stoves will be in one year campaign to respond to women’s gender Rights while at the same time against deforestation in Yei County, one of the most densely populated rural Counties in South Sudan which is facing different problems related to deforestation such as delayed rainfall, soil erosion and high winds due to the high consumption of firewood in traditional cooking stoves and local communities lack knowledge concerning the role of forests in their daily life. Therefore, this project will be sensitizing women about the role of forests and encouraging them to use improved cooking stoves

Cecilia Ramírez

Propagation of Native Ferns for the Restoration of the Threatened Forests of Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile

The aim of the project is to generate information regarding the propagation of Juan Fernandez ferns, to cultivate and to establish this knowledge at the community.

Susie Weeks

Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team

Protection of vulnerable wildlife and forest habitat by increasing surveillance in the Northern area of Mount Kenya with Ethiopian ponies and fully employed and trained community members who patrol the area, collect data and pass on security information.

Veronica Chillo

Effects of Land-Use Intensification on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Processes and Services: Developing Tools for Sustainable Development in Forests of Patagonia

The aim is to assess how changes in biodiversity due to cattle grazing affect a key ecosystem process and ecosystem services, and if increasing cattle production will alter the provisioning of other ES.

Bhanu Sridharan

Taking Back the Land: Factors Aiding or Constraining Regeneration of Damaged Mangrove Forests in South Andaman Island

The main objective of this project is to identify the factors that aid and constrain natural regeneration of different species of plants in mangrove forests damaged by natural events like the tsunami. By identifying these factors we hope to develop better restoration techniques in mangrove patches that are not regenerating naturally.

Paulino Damiano

Reforestation of Mau Forest

The aims of the project are 1. Training farmers and community members living near Mau Forest on agroforestry and environmental conservation awareness; 2. Reforesting Mau Forest by planting 30,000 trees which will restore this important forests as well as increasing water volume of many rivers originating from the forest.

Andrea Elisa Izquierdo

Scenario-Based Conservation Planning of Argentine High Andean Wetlands: Geographic Patterns, Climate Change and Mining Prospects

This project will develop spatial conservation planning strategies for subtropical Argentine High Andean wetlands based on the most pressing threats expected for the coming decades.

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.