Projects by Year

Projects by year

Arantxa Blecher

South Africa

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on the planet, however, not many people are aware of this. In South Africa we have only one resident pangolin species, the Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). Very little is known about their biology and behaviour, especially their reproductive physiology. Pangolins are, however, famous for their keratinous scales.
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Aritra Kshettry


The People and Wildlife Coexistence project started in 2015 with an aim of ensuring peaceful shared spaces between people and large wildlife. The first phase of the project (2015-2018) was focused in understanding the key hurdles to leopard and elephant conservation and to identify suitable conflict mitigation measures.
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Ashok Kumar Ram


Asian elephant is a mega-herbivore, characterized as an “Endangered” species (IUCN 2008), CITES Appendix I species (CITES, 1973) and a protected species in Nepal (NPWC Act 1973). 107-145 (resident and 130-145 (migratory) Asian elephants in Nepal are distributed in four isolated populations (ten velde 1997& Pradhan et al., 2011).
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Atilla Ferreguetti


During the period from December 2016 to March 2018, a yellow fever outbreak spread throughout the southeastern states of Brazil, including Vale Natural Reserve. In this context, the overall objective of this project is to provide a discussion of how this impact affected the population of four primate species (i.e.
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Austin Montero


The whale shark is a charismatic and endangered species, whose passive nature allowed the development of an ecotourism industry in Mexico. Limited information on the ecological and socio-economic impacts of this industry raises concerns over its sustainability. In this project, we will evaluate if tourism activity currently contributes to the conservation of the whale shark.
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Aylin Akkaya Baş


Our previous work highlighted the importance of north Levantine Sea in the entire eco-system of the Mediterranean Basin. The current project builds on these previous knowledge with additional survey techniques as in acoustic surveys with community involvement.
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Aymen Nefla


The interest in conservation of birds has experienced a significant increase during the last years.
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Ayoub Asenga


Increasing woody vegetation cover is a threat to savannah ecosystems, particularly in southwest Serengeti. The observed transformation of the precious plain grasslands and open woodlands into dense woody dominated landscapes, could adversely affect the great biodiversity they once supported.
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Babar Zahoor


Nowadays, anthropogenic activities are mainly causing the habitat alteration, which results in sharing of resources, change in behavior and change in activity pattern of black bears. Due to the close proximity with humans, and easy to rely on human resources, black bear often attacks on livestock, crops and fruits resulting in retaliatory killings by humans.
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Babu Ram Lamichhane


Tiger population is gradually increasing in Nepal, especially in protected areas. Core Protected Areas (PA) are almost occupied by the Tigers but there is unoccupied habitat in the buffer zone and outside. The recent (2018) national tiger survey in Nepal shows tigers dispersing outside PAs.
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