Projects by Year

Projects by year

Fatima Ramzy


Trees have been known to provide various ecosystem services to man and other biodiversity.
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Felipe de Moraes Carvalho


Fisheries are a fundamental source of protein and employment in tropical regions — but they have been causing various declines in fish diversity and abundance. A major reason for this is that tropical fisheries employ a diversity of fishing gears to catch various species because of the great biodiversity possessed by these environments.
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Fernando Montiel-Reyes


This study looks to determine the ecological and economic importance of insectivorous bats as plausible “natural insecticides” for pecan nut farming in the state of Chihuahua, the main producer in the Mexico. Furthermore, for the first time in the country, I will estimate the monetary value of this regulating service by incorporating this benefit into the pecan nut value chain.
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François Wenemi Kagambega

Burkina Faso

Desertification and land degradation are a major issue in the West African Sahel for both human livelihoods and the conservation of biological diversity. As rural people’s livelihoods depend on their knowledge to manage available natural resources, there is great need to restore existing “zippelés” and to combat increasing desertification.
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Genevieve Finerty


The study area covers Khutse Game Reserve (KGR, 2,600km2) and the southern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR, 54,000km2), Botswana. Climatically the area is semi-arid, with seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation. Together, the KGR and the CKGR make up one of the largest continuous reserves in Africa, and form the central section of the greater Kalahari ecosystem.
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Helder Coelho Guabiroba Junior


Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) act as a key feature for environmental conservation as they exclude direct impacts such as fishing and other pervasive anthropogenic effects. Although MPAs are regarded as “safe havens” for biodiversity, the intense use of these areas by tourism may play a critical role on the community structure of fauna and flora.
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Heliana Dundarova


The south-western part of Kyrgyzstan is a transboundary territory situated between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The region is mountainous with karst relief and encloses the southern wall of Fergana Valley. These characteristics suggest a variety of underground habitats which play an important role for bat communities.
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Hemanta Dhakal


The population status of critically endangered Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris (SBV) in Nepal is estimated 50 individuals existed after rapid decline due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) Diclofenac (Oaks et al. 2004). In our knowledge, only 5 nests were successfully bred since 2006 in Kaski district (Gautam and Baral 2010a and Rufford 18962-1).
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Henry Kizito Seguya


This project arises from the earlier projects funded by Rufford Small Grant with an aim of conserving Sangobay Central Forest Reserve (CFR) through improving the habitat integrity of the forest adjacent farms using cultural values approaches.
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Henry Nibam Abi


According to on-going conservation effort on the visiting marine turtle species on our nesting zones, there have been poor records of hatchling success in natural, relocated and hatchery nests. This has resulted to an observed reduction in species population rookeries in major nesting sites.
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