Projects by Year

Projects by year

Paulo Wanderley de Melo

Brazil

The project will take place in an estuary in Pernambuco (Brazil) where a population of artisanal fishers depends on natural resources for their survival. However, the ecosystems are threatened by anthropic impacts.
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Paulo Wilfred

Tanzania

Our Rufford-funded project in the Ugalla ecosystem of western Tanzania is broken down into various phases. The initial two phases (2013 to 2017) estimated the magnitude and extent of poaching alongside other illegal behaviours (e.g. Wilfred et al., 2017). The present phase (which started in 2018) aims to contribute towards deterring illegal behaviours in two stages.
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Pearson Alexander McGovern

Senegal

The African Softshell Turtle (Trionyx triunguis) is the only extant member of the genus Trionyx and ranges from the shores of West Africa all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Though this species remains understudied throughout its’ vast range (considered an EDGE species), populations in West Africa have been particularly overlooked.
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Pedro Henrique Cipresso Pereira

Brazil

Coral reefs are severely threatened ecosystems and have been dramatically reduced recently with up to 50% could be lost in the next decades. Reef zoning in a major strategy for coral reefs conservation and following our previous RSG projects our purpose to measure zoning effectiveness inside the MPA.
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Pema Khandu

Bhutan

Through our prior observation, we found out that the WBH do not roost on random trees, maybe the micro-climate and other physio-geographical features of the roosting site determines their roost site selection. Moreover, we felt it very urgent to protect their roosting site as most of the riverine forests were disturbed or fragmented with sand mining, dam, and road construction.
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Philipo Jacob

Tanzania

Rungwecebus kipunji is categorized as Endangered Species by IUCN, it is a primate species found in three mountain blocks of Tanzania namely Ndundulu Forest Reserve, Rungwe Mountains Reserve and Kitulo National Park. It was discovered in 2003. Its population distribution and abundance possess a great concern for its survival.
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Raharisoa Marie Wai-Line

Madagascar

The project will be carried out in the Bongolava Forest Corridor Protected Area. This project will allow us both to collect information on the occupants inside this protected area and to adopt possible strategies to restore fragmented habitats where lemur species take refuge, from community reforestation activities.
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Rahul Prabhukhanolkar

India

Bats are vital component of India’s biodiversity. Despite the occurrence of 128 species, bats are, in general, lesser studied than other mammals in India. Information for many species is based only on museum or literature references, with few recent population or distributional studies.
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Rajan Prasad Paudel

Nepal

Three species of bears, Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Tibetan brown bear (Ursus arctos pruinosus) and the Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) are found in Nepal. Brown bear occur at the high mountain region, black bears in the middle mountains and Sloth bears in the Terai and foothills of Churia in southern parts of Nepal.
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Ransford Kofi Agyei

Ghana

Only two viable populations of Hippos occur in Ghana, at the Bui National Park (BNP) and Wechaiu Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS), along the Black Volta River. Our first RSG-funded project focused on the population at the BNP and found significant decrease in the Hippo population due to the construction of Hydro-electric dam and increasing fishing activities on the species habitat.
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