Projects by Year

Projects by year

Evance Ouya

Kenya

Narok County has witnessed immense environmental degradation in the recent past due to the unabated human population growth. Consequently, many hitherto natural areas have been, and continue to be, converted into small- and large-holder farm, pastoral lands and settlements. The resulting environmental degradation, especially from wind- and rain driven soil erosion is unprecedented in scale.
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Ezekiel Chebii

Kenya

Emsos Swamp is located south of Lake Bogoria national reserve. It’s rich in flora and fauna that forms extension of the Bogoria National reserve.The vegetation is dominated by a fringe of papyrus, riverine acacia, fig trees interspersed with shrubs, the evergreen vegetation is source of numerous springs that feeds into Lake Bogoria.
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Farhad Ahsan Pavel

Bangladesh

Land-use change is a major driver of biodiversity loss in Bangladesh, through habitat degradation and destruction. Wetlands and riverbanks host unique biodiversity even in areas with varying degrees of human utilization.
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Fatima Ramzy

Nigeria

Trees have been known to provide various ecosystem services to man and other biodiversity.
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Felipe de Moraes Carvalho

Brazil

Fisheries are a fundamental source of protein and employment in tropical regions — but they have been causing various declines in fish diversity and abundance. A major reason for this is that tropical fisheries employ a diversity of fishing gears to catch various species because of the great biodiversity possessed by these environments.
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Fernando Montiel-Reyes

Mexico

This study looks to determine the ecological and economic importance of insectivorous bats as plausible “natural insecticides” for pecan nut farming in the state of Chihuahua, the main producer in the Mexico. Furthermore, for the first time in the country, I will estimate the monetary value of this regulating service by incorporating this benefit into the pecan nut value chain.
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Francis Moyo

Tanzania

This project is a continuation of the five year research projects in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem. Also funded by Rufford Foundation, previous projects revealed that conservation efforts in the area has resulted to an increase in the number of elephants, leading to the escalations of human-wildlife conflicts.
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François Wenemi Kagambega

Burkina Faso

Desertification and land degradation are a major issue in the West African Sahel for both human livelihoods and the conservation of biological diversity. As rural people’s livelihoods depend on their knowledge to manage available natural resources, there is great need to restore existing “zippelés” and to combat increasing desertification.
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Frander Brian Riveron Giro

Cuba

Tetramicra malpighiarum (Orchidaceae) is a Cuban epiphytic endemic species. It is categorized as Critical Endangered (CR), and only has one confirmed population of few individuals, located in "El Guafe", Desembarco del Granma National Park, in southeast Cuba. There is a record of a second population of this species in the northern coast of Ciego de Avila province, in "Las Mamitas".
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Ganesh Puri

Nepal

The project will assess the herder-snow leopard conflict and its underlying causes so that low cost and predator-friendly mitigation measures can be strategically applied to reduce conflicts and promote coexistence in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (DHR). A highly participatory workshop will be held nearby the project site to interact with the local communities, herders and related stakeholders.
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