People

Samantha Earle

Communities Count: Understanding Local Perspectives of Participatory Monitoring in Madagascar's New Protected Area System

The goal of this project is to understand the degree to which ecological monitoring involving local people in developing countries can meet dual conservation and development goals.

Shankar Datt

Biodiversity Conservation: A Case for Indigenous Community-Centric Buffer Zone Management

Develop a platform that adores the traditional knowledge for maintenance of harmony between humans and the flora and fauna.

Mahima Jaini

Linking Conservation and Livelihoods in Lakshadweep’s Fisheries: Long-Term Monitoring of the Live-Bait Pole and Line Tuna Fishery

With our second Rufford grant, we hope to build upon our previous work, strengthening the sustainability of the live-bait pole and line fishery through researcher and community-based fisheries monitoring and market research. Improvements in monitoring, management and markets are critical to safeguard a shift from the traditional pole and line fishery to unsustainable reef fishing practices.

Aimee Oxley

Great Ape Conservation in the Matrix: Investigating the Effects of Human Activities on the Socio-Ecological Adaptations of Chimpanzees in a Forest-Farm Mosaic, Uganda

The project aims to identify the impacts of various human activities and habitat disturbances on chimpanzee socio-ecology and explore ways to improve human-ape co-existence.

Mohammad Farhadinia

People and Persian Leopards in North-eastern Iran: Patterns of Interaction and Implication for Conservation

We are exploring extant of interaction between the leopards and local communities in northeastern Iran in order to develop community activities as well as to enhance training among local conservation practitioners.

Arjun Thapa

Strengthening Community Participatory Red Panda Conservation and Monitoring Program in Gaurishankar Conservation Area, Central Nepal

Main aim of project is to address prevailing threats of red panda through establishment of community participatory monitoring and conservation activities, and promote areas as ecotourism destination for livelihood enhancement.

Deniz Mengüllüoğlu

Management of the Conflict between Hunters and Eurasian Lynx in North-western Turkey

This project aims to manage the conflict between Eurasian lynx and hunters resulting from harvesting of a common prey, Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in north-western Turkey.

Hugo Ignacio Coitiño Banquero

Study of the Impacts Generated by National Routes in the Mammal Populations in Uruguay

This project aims to assess the impact of roads on mammal populations in eastern Uruguay and generate a monitoring network with schools

Moushumi Basu Kolkata

Managing Man Tiger Conflicts & Conserving Tigers in Indian Sunderbans by Restoring Mangrove Biodiversity with Community Participation

The basic aim is to reduce biotic pressure in Sunderban Tiger Habitat and control man tiger conflicts, by generating sustainable sources of livelihood in the target villages with restoration of mangrove biodiversity.

Abu Kibria

Ecosystem Services in Biodiversity Conservation and Human Wellbeing: Evidence from Veun Sai-Siem Pang Conservation Area, Cambodia

This study is designed to estimate the value of major ecosystem services (ESS) of conservation forest in Cambodia and explore the effects of ESS on community wellbeing and forest conservation.