Projects by Year

Projects by year

Iva Miljević

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The primary focus of this research will be on saproxylic beetle species listed at the Annex II of the Habitats Directive occurring in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Iva Njunjić


Caves on the island of Borneo host a unique and highly diverse subterranean fauna. These cave-adapted organisms are particularly vulnerable and sensitive to environmental disturbance. Unfortunately, such disturbance is taking place: limestone hills in which these caves were formed are being removed because of land-use change or for limestone and marble extraction.
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Ivana Trbojević


Wetlands represent the hot spots of biodiversity and habitat for unique flora and fauna, providing refuge for rare and threatened species that finds their ecological niches in, or near the water. Wetlands provide significant ecosystem services, and in the base of provisioning these services - there are stoneworts.
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Iyan Robiansyah


The present project aims at providing the most current baseline data required for the conservation action of five endemic plants found in Mount Salak. These five species are: 1) Saurauia bogoriensis (Actinidiaceae), 2) Canarium kipella (Burseraceae), 3) Rhododendron wilhelminae (Ericaceae), 4) Mitrasacme bogoriensis (Loganiaceae), 5) Schizostachyum biflorum (Poaceae).
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Jackson Lyimo


Studies have reported that African lions have declined by at least 43% over the past 21 years. Tanzania host largest population of lion in Africa and it was the first country for trophy hunting in Africa with 200 free ranging lions for hunting which were legally harvested (MNRT, 2010).
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Jaleh Sarafraz


Marine coastal debris particularly plastic particles have been exponentially accumulated in our oceans. The source of plastics finds their way to world waters is due to land based activities. Around half a million tons of plastic is consumed in Iran annually and the country ranks fifth globally. In Iran, there is no legal ban on plastic items especially single used plastic bags.
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Janika Wendefeuer

Central African Republic

Rapidly growing demand for natural resources in Central Africa has exacerbated the threats to wildlife such as poaching, logging, mining and agricultural extension. The Central African forest is inhabited by numerous species listed on the IUCN Red List including Western Lowland Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Forest Elephant and many more. But many animal populations are declining.
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Jasmin Pašić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The project is planned to last five years, supported by other funding, or potentially through all Rufford levels of Grants. In the first year, we focused on defining the „zero state“of bat fauna within the area/territory of National Park Kozara. We provided a first assessing database, list of species, roosting and nursery sites and the rough estimation of the population sizes.
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Jelena Brnovic


The European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) represents an economically very important species in the whole world where it occurs, as well as in Montenegro. Adults are fished throughout the year, except for adults, glass eels are also fished, which are considered to be exceptional delicacies. European eel numbers have dropped as much as 99% since the early eighties of previous century.
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Jennifer Owusua Awuah


In West Africa, bushmeat that includes fruit bats is relied on for animal protein needs and food security. Some communities in southern Ghana eat about 150,000 bats annually, possibly because of its many health benefits. However, the local people may be ignorant of the ecological values and health risk associated with eating batmeat.
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