Projects by Year

Projects by year

Dimitrija Savić-Zdravković

Serbia

Continuing the work from the project supported by the 1st grant (No 24565-1), this project aims at bridging the gaps between people and nature as well as people between themselves.
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Diogo F. Ferreira

Cameroon

Agricultural expansion is the main driver of tropical deforestation. Most agricultural expansion in the 21st century will take place in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, home to the two largest expanses of tropical rainforest in the world. However, nearly all research focused on the balance between agriculture and biodiversity has been conducted in temperate regions.
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Egbe Confidence Kedjuanji

Cameroon

The Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee is the most endangered chimpanzee in the world and is endemic only to two African countries, Nigeria and Cameroon (Morgan et al. 2011). Current knowledge of its population is scant and based mostly on rough estimates (Morgan et al. 2011). This subspecies of Ape is found in the Gulf of Guinea biodiversity hotspot located in western equatorial Africa (Morgan et al.
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Eliana Montenegro

Ecuador

The Banded-Ground Cuckoo (BGC) is a regional endemic that inhabits restricted territories in remnant primary and secondary lower Chocó rainforests in Ecuador and Colombia, this fact makes this bird an important umbrella species for the protection of one of the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots (Dodson & Gentry 1991).
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Elmugheira Mohammed

Sudan

The current project is exploring the responses of Balanites aegyptiaca seedlings and saplings to livestock grazing in Dinder Biosphere Reserve for proper conservation of the species in Sudan. Balanites aegyptiaca is multi-purposes tree species with various food, medicine, fodder and environmental uses throughout the world.
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Emmanuel Amoah

Ghana

African dwarf crocodiles are among the most threatened crocodilians in the world due to extensive hunting and habitat loss-related population declines throughout their distribution. Eaton et al., 2009, proposed to split African dwarf crocodiles into three species where the West African species (Osteolaemus sp. nov. cf. tetraspis) is the most endangered.
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Evelyn Piña Covarrubias

Belize

Poaching of tropical wild meat is a cryptic perturbation, invisible beneath the forest canopy to satellite imagery and under-reported. Detecting cryptic threats is key to quantifying the extent and intensity of non-structural habitat degradation, and acoustic technology provides a novel tool to do it but has until now been prohibitively expensive.
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Fathu Bari

Pakistan

The project, Conservation of threatened vulture species through Research and Awareness programs in Chitral, Pakistan is supported by The Rufford Foundation through its Small Grants Program. The project is focused on three vulture species i.e. Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis), Bearded Vulture (Gyps barbatus) and Egyptian Vulture (Nephron precnopterus).
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Foued Hamza

Tunisia

The aim of this project is to identify key parameters that influence the use of wetlands by wintering waterbirds and investigate impact of human activities on these habitats. This project will provide baseline information that is crucial for implementing conservation activities in Tunisian wetlands. The specific contributions that will result from this project are as follows:
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Franklin Simo Talla

Cameroon

Pangolins remains one of the most challenging groups to detect and to study in wildlife monitoring programs. Even with advanced technic like camera trapping that has proven to be effective for other mammal groups, pangolins in general are still referred to as elusive species (Willcox et al., 2019).
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