Harish Chander Dutt

Community Involvement in Conservation of Medicinal Plants in Four Hilly Districts (Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Rajouri) of Jammu and Kashmir, India

Project effort is focused on the conservation and preservation of the important medicinal plants in wild by motivating the local community towards cultivation of the these medicinal plant species.

Tshewang Dorji

Seeking the Middle Path: Using Seedling Shelters to Permit Grazing in the Restoration and Conservation of Native Brown Oak Forests in Bhutan

To find a middle path where by grazing and regeneration of oak forests can be simultaneously incorporated without compromising the livelihood or conservation priorities.

Tainá Alves

Structure and Conservation Status of Alouatta belzebul (Linnaeus, 1766) and Sapajus flavius (Schreber, 1774) Populations in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

We propose to understand and discuss the distribution, population parameters and conservation status of Alouatta belzebul and Sapajus flavius populations in Atlantic Forest remnants inserted in indigenous lands at Paraíba, being filled the gaps about the knowledge these species in the area.

Clare Duncan

Planning for Change: Managing Mangroves in the Face of Climate Change

This project will provide vital information on the ecosystem services provision of restored and natural mangrove forests on Panay Island, Philippines, as well as building local community-based restoration and monitoring capacity. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge on how restoration design influences mangrove ecosystem services provisioning, in order to improve the ability of the mangroves to protect communities from the future impacts of climate change.

Marina Albuquerque Regina de Mattos Vieira

Interactions Between Hunters and Wildlife in the Use of Salt Licks at the SDR Piagaçu-Purus, Amazonas State, Brazil

Our aim is to evaluate the management measures taken at mineral licks regarding its potential to attract game species, to transform landscape and to control hunting.

Zach Farris

Mad Dog Initiative: Controlling Feral Dogs to Conserve Madagascar's Wildlife at RNP, Madagascar

Our project aims to address the influx of feral dogs in Madagascar's rainforests and the negative impact they are having on native wildlife in these forests via capture, spay/neuter, vaccination, and relocation of feral and/or domestic dogs. We will also evaluate the effectiveness of a capture/relocate program on reducing dog-wildlife interactions using a combination of photographic surveys and population modeling to assess changes in dog-wildlife interactions and population parameters.

Pablo Guerrero

Demographic Dynamics of a Critically Endangered Cacti: Eriosyce chilensis

This study considers two main objectives: i- estimate and project the demographic and distribution tends of E. chilensis, and ii- design and apply outreach tools into local community.

Lydia Tiller

Understanding How Land-Use Change in the Transmara District, Kenya, is Driving Human-Elephant Conflict

This project will determine human-elephant conflict patterns and quantify land-use change, thus finding the best ways to mitigate and manage conflict, whilst securing elephant habitat.

George Eshiamwata

The Population, Range, Habitat Preferences and Threats Affecting the Near-Threatened Malindi Pipit (Anthus melindae) in the Coastal Grasslands of Kenya

The project will generate information on current population, range, habitat preferences and threats within the entire range of the species and create awareness targeting stakeholders.

Fernando Arbeláez

Community-Based Conservation Program of Three Endangered Species of River Turtles with Amazonian Indigenous Communities of Colombia and Peru 2014-15

We aim to further reduce nests poaching and nesting females hunting in the area, to continue gathering population data, and to ensure persistence of conservation actions in time through local and regional alliances.