Projects by Year

Projects by year

Megan Chevis


Marine megafauna (sharks, rays, and large finfish) are iconic wildlife and key indicators of marine ecosystem health. They can also be important contributors to local economies through tourism. Threatened by unsustainable fisheries, many of their populations have decreased dramatically in recent decades.
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Melina Alicia Velasco


The El Rincon Stream Frog, Pleurodema somuncurense, is an endemic species that only lives in the hot springs of the headwaters of the Valcheta Stream, Patagonia. In the last four decades, this frog’s metapopulation has dramatically declined and some local populations have gone extinct. The drastic decline of this frog was mainly caused by:
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Merrisa Naidoo

South Africa

Assessing the impacts of plastic pollution in estuaries is integral in determining the significance of terrestrial inputs to oceanic environments (Naidoo et al. 2015).
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Michael Kimaro


Tanzania is estimated to hold the world’s largest population of African lions (Panthera leo), with the Ruaha ecosystem holding 10% of this population. However, lions in this area often come into conflict with livestock and are killed by pastoralists from Barbaigs, Maassai, and Sukuma tribes.
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Mireile Santos


The loss of habitats by fragmentation of the landscape directly reflects the loss of biodiversity. Biological groups with less dispersive and more sensitive potential, such as amphibians, become as a matter of priority, threatened and in danger of extinction.
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Mohammed Ssemwanga


Among the Bothriocline plants, Bothriocline auriculata is the only endemic species in Uganda. Although Bothriocline auriculata could thrive under a wide range of ecosystems, it is only sited along the slopes of Mount Elgon. This is the only remaining known species habitat, and it is being destroyed by residents in search for arable farmland, and deforestation for fuel-wood and timber.
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Monica Chege


Centuries ago lions, humans and their livestock coexisted; however, in the recent decades the frequency of human-carnivore conflicts has increased significantly. This has attributed to reduction in wild prey, increased contact between lions, people and their livestock due to loss/fragmentation of suitable habitat.
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Muhammad Saeed


One of the major challenges of conservation of biological communities in areas facing degradation is the unavailability of baseline studies during the pristine phase (Drumbrell et al. 2008; Trisurat et al. 2010). Monitoring is the process of determining state of a system and measuring changes in that system over time (Yoccoz et al. 2001).
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Mushagalusa Batumike Rodrigue

Congo (Kinshasa)

Lomami National Park was created in July 2016. This new park has a core area and a large buffer zone in which local communities should be allowed certain extractive activities to satisfy their own needs (Mushagalusa, 2016). However, to date, there is no management plan as little information is available about this park.
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Nancy Felix


Biodiversity has been decreasing worldwide owing to increase in human population, encroachment into protected areas and other developments (Loveridge et al., 2010). Therefore, conservation of wildlife especially animals with large home range such as lion has been a challenge (Trinkel, 2013).
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