Ranging Behavior of Cape Vultures (Gyps coprotheres): Implications for Wind Turbine Placement, Eastern Cape Province, South AfricaThis project aims to identify the foraging range and habitat use of adult Cape Vultures from breeding colonies near the proposed wind energy development zones in the Eastern Cape Province. We also plan to investigate how wind conditions, land use, and topography effect vulture flight height in regards to different flight modes.
Forest Restoration meets Community Development - Converting Lantana camara into Fuel Briquettes for Indigenous CommunitiesThis project aims to (a) monitor forest recovery following the experimental uprooting of the invasive shrub, Lantana camara, and (b) process and transport the uprooted Lantana to a nearby village for conversion into fuel briquettes for the indigenous community.
Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis): Coexistence with People in the Peruvian AmazonWe will investigate the perceptions of giant otters and measure otter-human interactions using participatory fishing registers of otter sightings and net damage in Pucacuro National Reserve.
Ethnomycology and Conservation Status of Macro-Fungi in the Kilum-Ijim Forest Reserve, CameroonThis project aims at carrying out ethnomycological studies, assessing the threats and conservation status of macro-fungi in Kilum-Ijim forest reserve, and raising awareness on their conservation.
Tigers and Tourism: Building Stakeholder Collaboration for ConservationThe project aims to promote ecotourism in the buffer zone of Bandhavgarh National Park to create long-term solutions for tiger conservation, improve livelihoods for local communities, and support the implementation of Government of India’s conservation policy.
Promoting Value Chains for Non-Timber Forest Products to Support Biodiversity Conservation in Benin (West Africa)This project aims at contributing to the sustainable use of NTFP in Benin through a good organization of their marketing. The research will use value chain analysis to provide details needed.
Ecology and Conservation of Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) in and around Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, PakistanThe project aims at the conservation of Indian Pangolin through a) collecting data on distribution, population and threats b) creating conservation awareness among the local community c) capacity building of field staff of the relevant state department.
The Apolitical Elephant: Assessing Elephant Ranging Patterns across a Political Boundary in a Human-Dominated Landscape, Eastern Ghats, IndiaThis study aims to promote the management of trans-frontier elephants, at the landscape-level, by improving the linkages between managers and local communities across administrative boundaries through information-sharing.
Assessment of Bird of Prey Mortality Caused by Electricity Power Lines in Mangistau Region, KazakhstanProject realization will minimize negative impact of power lines on birds of prey in Mangistau region: the most dangerous sections of the power lines grid would be identified for technical modification funded by the owners of the power lines.
Malaulalo Island Conservation InitiativeProject aims:
1. To strengthen and sustain the conservation initiative of the island emplaced in 2010 by the island community.
2. Create a sanctuary for turtle breeding on Malaulalo Island through research and wider awareness campaign.