Forests

Arsen Gasparyan

Assessment of the Epiphytic Lichen Biota and its Conservation Needs in the “Dilijan” National Park

The project aims to obtain comprehensive data on epiphytic lichens diversity, abundance and distribution in the different terrestrial-functional zones of the “Dilijan” National Park. The project will also be directed to identify threatened lichen species and they conservation needs.

Valbert Bayron Martínez Salgado

Establishing Ecological Monitoring Systems to Support Sustainable Management of Indigenous Community Forests in Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Autonomous Region

With the implementation of this project the principal aims is to establish the monitoring system in SIPBAA and Layasiksa forests and also strengthen local capacities to develop the monitoring process.

Michael Musgrave

The Decline of the Zambezi Teak Forests of Western Zambia and the Implications for Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management

The aim of the project is to assess the implications of the decline of the Zambezi Teak forests for conservation and sustainable forest management. To examine the institutional issues which cause the decline.

Eleanor Frew

Potential Ecological Factors Limiting the Density of Eulemur Flavifrons in Differently Degraded Forest Fragments on the Sahamalaza Peninsula, NW Madagascar

This study aims to investigate differences in the nutritional and population ecology of the blue-eyed black lemur, in differently degraded forest fragments.

Anjana Giri

Biodiversity Conservation through Sustainable Forest Management in the Balajhar Community Forest, East Nepal

The aim of the study is to analyze the effect of different scale of anthropogenic disturbances in the vegetation structure and regeneration of dominant plant species.

Juan Carlos Jordán Arizmendi

Ecology and Conservation of Reptiles from the Dry Forest in Cerros de Amotape National Park

This project is aimed to gather much-needed ecological data on the reptile community inside Cerros de Amotape National Park; develop and implement a monitoring, protocol; train park rangers and students in scientific research and monitoring; and will make technical, scientific, and educational material available to park rangers, local people and scientific community.

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.