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Daniel Santos

Improving the Socio-Ecological System of Salina Do Porto Inglês, Cape Verde for the Benefit of Wildlife and Local Community

In 2013, the Salina do Porto Inglês in Maio Island was designated as a Ramsar Wetland Convention site and a protected landscape. The habitat is critical for breeding birds and provides nesting for endangered loggerhead sea turtles. More than 70 local women collect salt and rely on the Salina for their livelihoods. Overgrazing, trampling and faecal pollution by livestock threaten the livelihoods of women and disturb wildlife. The aim of this project is to reduce impacts caused by the unregulated grazing in the Salina to support local livelihoods and improve state of fragile wetland biodiversity.

Maria Teresa Ruiz-Vallejo

An Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Proposal for the Bahia de los Angeles, Canales de Ballenas y de Salsipuedes, Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico

Develop an interdisciplinary and participatory proposal to identify the ecological and socio-cultural elements required to implement an EBM approach in the study area.

Kathryn Scobie

The Sleeping Site Ecology and Habitat Use of the Southern Woolly Lemur (Avahi meridionalis) and the Lesser Southern Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur meridionalis): Effects of Habitat Disturbance and Implications for Conservation

Primary aim is to learn more about the ecology of the endangered Southern Woolly lemur, and assess the impact of deforestation on this species and on the lesser southern bamboo lemur.

Priya Iyer

Effect of Livestock Grazing on the Health and Social Systems of Blue Sheep and Ibex

This project seeks to document the extent to which the health of blue sheep and ibex populations is affected by competition and coexistence with livestock. We also attempt to understand their mating systems and age structured reproductive success.

Amar Kunwar

Habitat Assessment, Conflict Evaluation and Conservation Awareness of Blackbuck Antelope cervicapra cervicapra in Blackbuck Conservation Area, Bardia, Nepal

Habitat suitability Assessment, Blackbuck-human conflict evaluation and local community participation for conservation of Blackbuck in Blackbuck Conservation Area, Bardia, Nepal.

Kylie Butler

Behaviour And Social Dynamics of Crop Raiding in Asian Elephants: Does Social Learning Influence Behaviour around Beehive Fence Protected Farms?

We aim to investigate the effectiveness of beehive fencing to deter Asian elephants from crop raiding on small scale farms, and the potential influences of sociality on crop-raiding behaviour.

Addisu Mekonnen

Current Status of Montane Bamboo (Arundinaria alpina) in the Southern Ethiopian Highlands: Significance of Bamboo for Bale Monkeys and Human Livelihoods

The aims of this project are to assess the current status, distribution, and threats of montane bamboo and its importance for the local livelihood, Bale monkeys and climate change.

Mbunya Francis Nkemnyi

Enabling Sustainable Great Apes Conservation in the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (THWS)

The project will analyse mechanisms of forest access in the THWS and will also build local capacity on strategies for sustainable management of great apes.

Prakash Mardaraj

Identifying Key Issues for the Conservation of Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) in Rajnilgiri” Odisha, Eastern India

The project’s main intentions are to identify the key issues of conflict arising due to the Rajnilgiri Sloth bear population and seek solutions by community participations for the co-existence of human and Sloth bear in a human dominated landscape.

Mbosso Patrick Armel

Assessment of High Conservation Values in the COPAL Community Forest for Sustainable Adaptive Management

Project aimed to identify and delineate areas of high ecological and socio-cultural values in view of enhancing local capacity for responsible management and sound policy development.