Projects by Year

Projects by year

Lilianna K Wolf

Mexico

White-nose syndrome is a virulent fungal disease that has decimated North American bat populations since it was first documented in 2006. Currently, the range of the fungus that causes the disease, Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), is expanding. The fungus has now been detected in 21 counties in Texas. Most concerningly, 18 Tadarida brasiliensis bats have tested positive for the fungus.
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Lívia Maria Negrini Ferreira

Brazil

The conservation of terrestrial ecosystems depends, to a large extent, on the conservation of pollinators, among which bees stand out. One of the probable causes for the population decline of bees is the increase in the use of agrochemicals, but this hypothesis has been insufficiently tested with Brazilian wild bees, especially in field studies.
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Lorena Bueno Valadão Mendes

Brazil

Pollination is a vital ecological process for the maintenance of angiosperm communities and represents an important ecosystem service. In Brazil, about 60% of crops are dependent on pollination by animals. However, the intensification and unsustainable use of natural resources, reducing the available native vegetations, have compromised this ecosystem service.
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Lotanna Micah Nneji

Nigeria

Our previous RSG project was first to create species inventory comprising 18 amphibian and 26 reptile species, with three possibly new herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) species of genus Leptopelis, Ptychadena and Lycophidion in Gashaka Gumti National Park (GGNP) Nigeria. Worrisome, we documented alarming threats to herpetofauna due to increased human activities in GGNP.
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Lu Thi Ngan

Vietnam

Limestone forest ecosystems become endangered by less attention to protection and are affected by humans. Some species are being lost, leading to the risk that species distributed only in certain areas will become extinct over time. In addition, limestone vegetation is also more vulnerable because it recovers much slower in non-limestone conditions.
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Lucy Kemp

South Africa

Southern Ground-Hornbill (SGH) are regionally Endangered and thus nationally prioritised as a Threatened or Protected Species. It is a top-order predator, providing ecosystem services. It is also culturally significant, associated with good summer rains, and as a totem animal.
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Luong Thi Khanh Linh

Vietnam

This project goal will provide comprehensive understanding and conservation opportunities on C. galbinifrons, C. mouhoti, C. trifasciata, Platysternon megacephalum and other threatened wildlife which are sharing the same habitat with these species in Xuan Lien and its adjacent areas.
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Manase Elisa Pallangyo

Tanzania

This project is carried out in the West-Kilimanjaro area which is part of the larger Arusha-Kilimanjaro ecosystem, a wildlife-rich area in the northern Tanzania. It consists of arid land situated between Arusha and Kilimanjaro national parks and irrigated by rivers from the two parks.
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Marcellinus Essah

Ghana

The West African Manatee Trichechus senegalensis is evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) species. The species known locally as “Sea cow” is the source of many myths, legends and rituals. It is revered and considered as capricious river goddess popularly known as “Maame Water” in many local river communities in Ghana.
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Margaret Wangui Muriuki

Kenya

The African lion (Panthera leo) population has declined drastically with an approximate range reduction of 75% since 1960 (Riggio, 2012). Lion has been classified as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List criteria. Retaliatory killing for livestock predation is considered the most important cause of lion population decline in human dominated landscape (Frank et al., 2006).
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