Projects by Year

Projects by year

Martín Boullhesen

Argentina

Two species of Marsupial Frogs in Argentina were rediscovered after time lapses of 20 and 25 years without registries. However, a third species, Calilegua’s Marsupial Frog is still missing and is one of the “Most Wanted” lost amphibians species of the world.
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Martin Requena Serra

Argentina

The alterations in groundwater dynamics caused by changes in land-cover are particularly important in drylands due to the great fragility of these ecosystems.
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Matheus Halmenschlager

Brazil

The study will be conducted in 18 forest fragments and 18 cacao agroforest systems located in the southern Bahia state in Brazil, carefully selected on the basis of local structure (shade management) and landscape context (amount of surrounding forest cover). This region is inserted in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, that harbours a high number of endemic and threatened species.
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Matthew Peters

Guatemala

For three years, Volunteer Petén has been actively working with the rain forest of Guatemala, education in schools, and with the community of San Andres, Petén by protecting and managing an ecological reserve in San Andrea. We now hope to explain and provide all the information that we have gathered over the years about the environment and land management to the community.
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Mayra Alejandra Galindo Panqueva

Colombia

This project is based on the need evidenced in the department of Cesar, where the tropical dry forest predominates, hosting diversity of wildlife adapted to drought conditions, most of them in some category of threat, being key ecosystems for the processes of adaptation to climate change.
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Megan Chevis

Panama

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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Mehari Girmay

Ethiopia

Tropical forests are the most species diverse terrestrial ecosystems & generate a variety of natural resources to sustain the livelihood of local communities. However, due to both natural and anthropogenic factors, the forest ecosystem is currently under series degradation. Such problem is also the major problem tackled in Ethiopia.
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Melina Alicia Velasco

Argentina

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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Meredith Semel

Madagascar

Golden-crowned sifaka are critically endangered lemur’s endemic to the Daraina region of northeastern Madagascar. The 2,000km2 region encompasses a unique biogeographical transition zone from Madagascar’s northern and western dry deciduous forests to southern humid forests. Currently, information regarding the ecological role and habitat needs of the golden-crowned sifaka is greatly lacking.
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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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