Projects by Year

Projects by year

Lameck Mkuburo


Human co-existence with elephants present a significant conservation challenge and priority in Tanzania, where they are threatened by poaching and human-elephant conflict crisis. Elephants can have negative impacts on people and livelihoods, especially in communities that share spaces and resources with them.
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Lucy Perera-Romero


The Maya Biosphere Reserve is (MBR) located in northern Guatemala covering an area of 2.1 million hectares. My study area comprises areas with well-preserved forest cover but with a gradient of protection underneath it. I will be working in Uaxactun Forest Concession, Mirador-Rio Azul National Park and Dos Lagunas Wildlife preserve.
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Megan Chevis


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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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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Michael Kimaro


Tanzania is estimated to hold the world’s largest population of African lions (Panthera leo), with the Ruaha ecosystem holding 10% of this population. However, lions in this area often come into conflict with livestock and are killed by pastoralists from Barbaigs, Maassai, and Sukuma tribes.
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Muhammad Saeed


One of the major challenges of conservation of biological communities in areas facing degradation is the unavailability of baseline studies during the pristine phase (Drumbrell et al. 2008; Trisurat et al. 2010). Monitoring is the process of determining state of a system and measuring changes in that system over time (Yoccoz et al. 2001).
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Nancy Felix


Biodiversity has been decreasing worldwide owing to increase in human population, encroachment into protected areas and other developments (Loveridge et al., 2010). Therefore, conservation of wildlife especially animals with large home range such as lion has been a challenge (Trinkel, 2013).
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Natasa Nikpaljevic


Adriatic Sea is home to five cetacean species, classified at risk by IUCN; bottlenose, striped and Risso’s dolphins, Cuvier’s beaked whales and fin whales. Our studies since 2016, underlined the presence of resident bottlenose and striped dolphins in Montenegro.
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Nicolás Lucas Rovegno Arrese


Fisheries management decisions need to be based on the best available information, which in artisanal fisheries is usually limited. Fishing communities as resource users acquire traditional ecological knowledge through their experience and day to day activity.
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Olaniran Hamed Odountan


The Lake Aheme is one of West Africa biodiversity hotspots, but also one of the most neglected and threatened, due to intensive subsistence agriculture, high levels of exploitation by local community, and high rates of habitat loss and degradation.
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