Projects by Year

Projects by year

Gabriela Ochoa

Honduras

In 2011 Honduras was declared a Shark Sanctuary by prohibiting all shark fishing. This legislation was partially repealed in 2016, to allow captures and commercialization of sharks in the Miskito Region. As a result, an artisanal fishery has emerged particularly in the Miskito Cays, that targets endangered hammerheads and other large bodied sharks to satisfy the demand for dry fish during Lent.
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Gaelle Ndayizeye

Burundi

The project will be implemented in Kibira National Park, the second largest protected area in Burundi. It will last for 18 months.
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Gerald Keneth Kaniaru

Kenya

Securidaca longepedunculata Fresen. (Violet plant) is a shrub in the family Polygalaceae (Beentje, 1994). The species has been documented to have medicinal uses (Matthews, 1994). Its roots and bark are extracted and converted into powder form to treat chest pains, venereal diseases, and headaches by rubbing the powdered roots on the head and even infertility (Mongalo, et al., 2015).
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Héctor Ramírez-Chaves

Colombia

After reviewing the state of knowledge and distribution of several species of endemic mammals of Colombia, we have identified some taxa of medium size mammals, considered historically as “subspecies”, but totally neglected. Among then, medium-sized rodents (porcupines and agouties) have been facing some problems and have also been largely hunted in Colombia.
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Hernando Rodríguez Correa

Guatemala,Costa Rica,Honduras

Quercus insignis Martens & Galeotti, 1843 (Fagaceae) is an endangered oak species that despite having a wide geographical distribution, ranging from Mexico to Panama, is locally rare due to its specific environmental and ecological requirements, and the high level of anthropogenic pressures it has had to endure.
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Hudson Laizer

Tanzania

The Mount Loleza Forest Reserve (MLFR) is among the potential ecological areas in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The communities around have been benefiting from the diverse of ecosystem services offered by the MLFR in supporting their livelihood. However due to deforestation, agriculture, and other ongoing activities, the resilience of these ecosystem services is at stake.
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Ingrid Nyonza Nyakabwa

Uganda

The landscape of wildlife poaching in Africa is changing rapidly. Wildlife poaching is defined as the illegal extraction of wildlife resources, some of which commonly include rhino horn, ivory, pangolin scales, to mention but a few.
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Jonathan Kwiyega

Tanzania

Our goal is to effectively strengthen the “Stop Illegal Lion Killing” campaign in spreading wildlife conservation awareness among community members, securing their commitment, implementing village by-laws to ban lion killing and promote values of living with lions and alternative local environmental friendly livelihoods to promote habitat preservation within Sukuma agro-pastoral communities.
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José Daniel Ramírez-Fernández

Costa Rica

In 2013 molecular biologists conducted an analysis to determine whether recognized subspecies of L. tigrinus showed any evidence of ongoing gene flow between their populations or if by isolation could be considered different species.
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