Projects by Year

Projects by year

Justus Mulinge Munywoki

Kenya

Drylands habitats harbour tremendous scientific, economic, and social importance. They support livelihoods for approximately one-quarter of the world's population. Unlike Afromontane and coastal forests, drylands habitat has attracted fewer studies in Kenya (Beentje, 1990; Young, 1984).
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Kadambari Deshpande

India

Bat conservation depends strongly on public awareness and appreciation of their ecosystem services to society. In the current times, fostering the right kind of awareness is critical for bats. This is highly relevant for countries like India, where bats receive little formal protection.
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Kamal Thapa

Nepal

Protected areas (PAs), such as national parks and wildlife reserves, are established to conserve biodiversity. Protected areas also yield economically valuable goods and services from natural, social and cultural capital (CBD, 2020) and are common destinations of nature-based tourism.
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Kathelyn Paredes Villanueva

Bolivia

Effective control strategies are required to counteract illegal timber trade. In a previous project we used genetic and chemical methods in Cedrela to assess potential for timber tracing in Bolivia. How to bring to ground identification techniques already available?
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Katia Lizeth Treviño Cuéllar

Mexico

The Sierra Madre Oriental, one of the greatest mountain ranges in Mexico, is especially unique due to several climatic fluctuations that took place during the Pleistocene and lead to the expansion and recession of different vegetation areas which created high endemic zones and served as a refuge for different species after the Last Interglacial.
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Kendrika Gaur

India

Forty-one percent of world’s evaluated amphibian species are threatened with extinction (IUCN 2020). India alone harbours 75 of these threatened species, and about 62 of them are reported from the Western Ghats (WG). The WG-Sri Lanka is among the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. The WG has high frog diversity (represented by 9 families) and endemism (3 families and 1 subfamily are endemic).
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Kuenzang Dorji

Bhutan

Golden langurs are endangered and are on the World Conservation Union’s Top 25 most endangered primates (Schwitzer et al., 2019). It is found in fragmented forests in Assam, but Bhutan is home to the largest populations. Golden langurs have been recorded in six districts in Bhutan, with a total population of 2,517 individuals (Thinley et al., 2019).
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Lalith Ekanayake

Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya peninsula located in Gulf of Mannar which one side is sea and other side is Puttlam lagoon. It is a biodiversity rich area including sea turtles and other marine megafauna such as dolphins, whales & dugongs. Moreover, various habitats such as coral reefs, seagrasses and also largest mangrove coverage in Sri Lanka. Bar reef home to 156 species of coral and 283 species of fish.
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Lameck Mkuburo

Tanzania

Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) has become a pressing conservation and poverty issue in recent years in Africa. Among the most severe HWC is Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC). HEC threatens elephant populations through retaliatory killings and increased hostility towards elephants, leading to tolerance of poaching. It harms the livelihoods of farmers, as crop-raiding results into reduced food security.
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Laura Rose Vanopdenbosch

Costa Rica

Caño Island Biological Reserve and Marino Ballena National Park are two of the most touristic places for scuba diving and snorkelling in Costa Rica. With around 197.000 visitors every year, and the lack of environmental consciousness, those ecosystems get damaged every day.
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