Projects by Year

Projects by year

Regan Sapkota

Nepal

Nepal hosts two among eight species of pangolins found in the world (Shrestha, 1981). One of them is Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), the world’s most traded mammal species, considered to be under serious threats of extinction if effective conservation efforts aren’t done very soon.
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Richard Muvunyi

Rwanda

Human-Wildlife Conflict manifested in terms of crop raiding is a major concern in farmlands bordering the Volcanoes National Park. The endangered golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) whose population is believed to be declining is one of the major perpetrators of crop raiding.
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Robério Freire Filho

Brazil

The Caatinga howler monkey (Alouatta ululata) is a little known species endemic of NE Brazil, included in the Brazilian list of threatened fauna and classified as Endangered by the IUCN. Its threatened status is due to a small and declining population, consequences of loss of forest, habitat fragmentation and hunting.
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Robert Lamb

Ecuador

This project builds upon previous Rufford-funded work by our group in the Galapagos Islands, during which we reported on wildlife disease outbreaks and fish population declines in response to the 2015-16 El Niño event.
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Roël Dire Houdanon

Benin

Wild mushrooms are an integral part of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They are poor in Cholesterol and their protein content is generally higher than that of vegetables and cereals. They participate in covering vitamin needs, especially in group B, C and D. They also contain mineral elements and dietary fiber that facilitates digestion.
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Romina Cardozo

Paraguay

Gran Chaco is a dry forest formation in South America, it is considered a global hotspot of land cover change, but remains understudied. Land use change promotes habitat loss, fragmentation and loss of connectivity in the Chaco, influencing bird’s communities’ responds.
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Russom Tewelde

Eritrea

Bird records in Eritrea are very incomplete and/or negligible, data quality is poor and bird conservation policy is in its infancy stage, but clearly not for lack of birds. Many past studies did not recognize Eritrea as a separate state from Ethiopia. Due to the years of war, survey work has been severely restricted.
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Sandy Oduor

Kenya

Laikipia County, Kenya consists of a mosaic of land-use types which may exert different physiological stresses on African elephants that traverse them. My study will characterize and compare the physiological responses between African elephants at Mpala private ranch and Koija group ranch, which I hypothesize will result in different stress levels.
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Sang Tran Van

Vietnam

Xuan Thuy National Park (Nam Dinh province) is the first Ramsar site in Southeast Asia. The park is also recognized as one of the 9 Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam by UNESCO’s MAB. The recognition confirm the biodiversity richness and the globally important of the park and its mangrove forest.
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Sapai Min

Myanmar

A survey of wildlife consumption levels and conservation awareness rates will be conducted over one year in three cities; Yangon, Mandalay and Tachileik will be chosen as the study sites. Yangon (16°51′N 96°11′E) is the former capital of Myanmar and the country's main center for infrastructure development apart from trade, industry, entertainment and tourism.
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