Projects by Year

Projects by year

Amos Nkpeebo


This project is premised on recent field visits to lake Bosomtwi during which it was noticed that while Lake Bosomtwi has been declared a Man and Biosphere (MAB) Reserve, the riparian landscape is still subjected to illegal mining, expansion in unsustainable farming and fishing practices, indiscriminate dumping of refuse along its banks and climate change.
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Ana Belen Avila


Conservation requires knowing what we are conserving and how it changes over time. To do this, it is necessary to carry out periodic monitoring that allows us to know the current state of populations in general and their changes over time, in order to understand their responses to stressors or management actions, and to evaluate alternative management measures.
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Ana Lucia Castrillón Cifuentes


Natural and anthropogenic pressures pose a threat to the socio-ecological services that coral reefs provide. At Gorgona Island, corals inhabit one of the lowest salinities for reef development in the world. Also, El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and extreme low tides events lead to bleaching and mortality for corals.
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Ana Maria Garcia Cegarra


Worldwide, whale-watching is an increasingly important tourism activity that provides economic benefits to local communities and brings conservation benefits to marine ecosystem as a tool rising conservation awareness. However, when not performed under regulated conduct code, whale-watching have negative effects on whale behaviour.
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Angie Paola Penagos López


The Atlantic Forest biome is one of the world’s five leading biodiversity hotspots. However, as a consequence of the rapid increase in deforestation, currently there is only the 7.6% of the original cover, with most remnants being isolated and heavily disturbed fragments. The region still harbors some 8,000 endemic species.
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Angwa Gwendoline


Globally ape population trends are decreasing, and estimates shows a 60% decrease in West Africa (Goodall, 2000). Approximately 300 western low land gorillas and 600 western chimpanzee lives in the Deng Deng National Park.
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Anoop Raj Singh


The Sumatra-Andaman earthquake followed by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has intensively damaged the coastal ecosystems across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The topographic changes in the archipelago due to tectonic subsidence and uplift had further degraded the ecosystems affected by the tsunami.
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Antonio Diego Alejandro Juárez Sánchez


Invasive species are a leading cause of freshwater fish extinctions and one of the primary threats to global biodiversity, only surpassed by habitat loss and degradation. Much of our understanding comes from North America, and very little is known about invasive species in Central America.
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Anuja Date


Forests of eastern Maharashtra (India) contiguous with the central Indian forest belt, constitute the major portion of dense forest cover in the state (48%). Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra is one of the first places in India where forest-dwelling communities have received community forest resource (CFR) rights under the landmark Forest Rights Act of 2006 [FRA].
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Aquetzalli Nayelli Rivera Villanueva


Mexico is the domestication center of the pitaya fruit (Stenocereus queretaroensis). S. queretaroensis is adapted for bat pollination and its main pollinator is the migratory bat Leptonycteris yerbabuenae. However, the provision of this service depends on the stability of the matching seasonal phenology of plants and bats. We will work in Jalisco, the most important producer of pitaya.
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