Luz Aura de Wit

Understanding the Role of Feral Cats in the Transmission of Toxoplasmosis in Islands: A Case Study from Two Mexican Islands

Assess the public health threats of invasive cats in Cedros Island in order to provide local support and logistical leverage for the conservation of Craverri’s Murrelet in the form of cat eradication.

Mátyás Prommer

Continuation of Saker Falcon and Steppe Biodiversity Conservation in Ukraine

The project aims to map the population of the globally endangered saker falcon (Falco cherrug), the factors threatening them and to offer conservation plan to secure and strengthen the population.

Judith Natsai Theodora Kushata

Understanding Pangolin Ecology and Mapping Their Distribution in the Largest Protected Area of Zimbabwe

To instigate conservation awareness of pangolins and preservation of their habitats through deliberately strengthening site protection at pangolin strongholds in Zimbabwe

Evelyn Piña Covarrubias

Acoustic Monitoring of Human Exploitation and Wildlife in Tropical Forests of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

My project aim is to record a soundscape of the tropical forests of the Yucatán Peninsula, to categorise sounds emitted by human-agents of threat in relation to local wildlife activity.

Ana Cinti

Assessing the Performance of Institutional Arrangements to Reconcile Conservation and Small-Scale Fisheries in Marine Protected Areas: Cases from South America

The project aims to continue previous work on governance of Marine Protected Areas and Small-scale Fisheries, examining and comparing the performance of different designs in South America. The proposal includes training and outreach activities to enhance stakeholders’ collaboration and participation in research and decision making.

Samya Basu

Living with Harmony – A Community Based Initiative to Develop a Comprehensive Management Plan to Mitigate Human-Elephant Interaction, Southern West Bengal, India

The project aims to develop human-elephant interface management plan through habitat study and population survey of the wider elephant influence zone and review of the updated home range. Our objectives are to conduct Conservation Education and Community Capacity Building programme to minimize the depredation and improve the habitat condition. We will upgrade the ‘Elephant Reserve Research Station’ with several options of volunteering or internships on research, maintain database, alternate livelihood, monitoring Human-Elephant interaction and support existing 'Elephant Driving Squad' to respond to the human-elephant negative interaction.

Tarsh Thekaekara

Living with Invasive Species – A Bottom up Approach to Mapping and Monitoring Lantana camara

We intend to map the spread of Lantana camara, an invasive plant, in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in South India, and create an ecological niche model to understand its spread and plan management interventions.

Henry Kizito Seguya

Garnering More Support for Conservation of Sangobay Forest Reserve through Cultural Values Approach towards On-Farm Biodiversity Conservation

The project aims to promote on farm biodiversity conservation through planting of culturally and economically viable trees. This aims to improve farm integrity which act as alternatives to Sangobay forest reserve fauna especially birds.

Dhaval Patel

Developing Solutions for Human-Crocodile Conflict (HCC) in Gujarat, India

Project attempts to understand the drivers of crocodile attack in a multivariate framework using spatial tools, as well as provide training and guidelines to the people involved in HCC management.

James Williams

Capacity Building in the Solomon Islands to Enhance Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation (Year II)

To build upon the achievements of 2015, solidifying efforts to protect the critically endangered western pacific leatherback and expand community education, focusing skills and reaffirming linkages.