Projects by Year

Projects by year

Austin Montero

Mexico

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

Turkey,Greece

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

Algeria,Morocco,Tunisia

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

Kenya,Tanzania

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

Pakistan

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

Nepal

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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Badri Baral

Nepal

Local elected members from red panda habitats in Jajarkot insist need to table policy level strategies to ensure its conservation of their own in future. Red Panda conservation action plan had been previously prepared for Langtang National Park and Buffer Zone (2010-2014) and no similar local action plan has been formulated outside Protected Area.
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Bal Koirala Krishna

Bhutan

In Bhutan, biodiversity conservation has been accorded the highest priority. However, when Bhutan is striving forward to study and document its biodiversity, Herpetofauna, one of the lesser known species group is reported to be poorly documented. The field of snakes has always received less conservation priority in Bhutan from aspects of both ecology and medical importance.
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Balemba Emmanuel Balagizi

Congo (Kinshasa)

The Iyondji ecosystem integrity and landscape connectivity are threatened by deforestation resulting from slash and burn agriculture, unsustainable forest utilization and a high demand for bush-meat for food and trade after torrential rains devastated residents farms. For Iyondji residents, fauna has always been the only source of natural protein.
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Basant Sharma

Nepal

This Project is the follow up study of previous project, which documented 13 bat roosting caves and nearly 16 bat species from the Kaligandaki region. Although, five major cave systems were recognized with large and diverse bat populations, they are highly threatened with cave tourism practice.
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