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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.

Evarastus Obura

Integrated Action for Conservation of Dunga Kajulu Ecosystems through Enterprise Development

Promoting conservation of biodiversity in interdependent ecosystems through educating communities on rewarding livelihood options to counter existing threats in the upstream.

Thakur Silwal

Human Wildlife Encounters in Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Wildlife attacks on humans are prominent challenges to the communities and park authorities around protected areas. The main aim of this project is to understand social and physical factors of attacks, victims' livelihoods and awareness programs for co-existence between globally threatened flagship species and local communities in Chitwan National Park (CNP), Nepal.

Shanthala Kumar

Assessment of the Risk of Gastrointestinal Parasite Transmission from Relocated Commensal Bonnet Macaques to Wild Animals in Southern India

The present study aims to provide baseline data on the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites among bonnet macaques living in different habitats of varying degrees of exposure to humans and livestock, which will help, if they are relocated to the wild, in assessing the potential risk to other animals in the wild.

Prashant Hedao

Integrated Conservation Planning in the Human-Dominated Landscape of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot―Kodagu District of the Western Ghats, India

Integrated conservation planning involves data analysis of physical, human and political geography of the region and incorporates traditional knowledge of local stakeholders. This research will study the central region of Kodagu district as a case study which is a mosaic of forest patches interspersed with large coffee estates, small farms and is frequented by elephants from surrounding forests that results in human-elephant conflict. A landscape approach will be used for conservation planning using Geospatial technologies and Geodesign to integrate all information.

Toai Nguyen

Community-Based Ecotourism Activities and Conservation of Vietnam’s Bu Gia Map National Park

This project will examine and integrate cultural and natural landscapes into a community-based ecotourism program to preserve the high values of biodiversity in Bu Gia Map National Park with accounts for local needs.

Naphel

Contribution of Community Forest towards Forest Fire Reduction in Punakha District

Find out the real contribution of community forest in forest fire management with the active involvement of local people in the forest management through decentralization.

Morgan Pfeiffer

Ranging Behavior of Cape Vultures (Gyps coprotheres): Implications for Wind Turbine Placement, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

This 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.