Projects by Year

Projects by year

Jonas Rafael Rodrigues Rosoni

Brazil

Sporophila seedeaters form one of the few groups of Neotropical birds for which breeding biology is well-studied; however, there are still poorly understood, issues. An example of a poorly-researched species is Chestnut Seedeater S. cinnamomea, which breeds in the Pampas grasslands of southern South America and presumably spend nonbreeding season in the Cerrado of Central Brazil.
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Juan Carlos Huaranca

Bolivia

In the central highland of Bolivia, llama husbandry is the primary and most widespread activity among local people in the region. Grazing of these animals takes place without any regulation, and may have strong negative effects on flora and fauna.
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Julian Peña

Colombia

In recent decades the decline of bumblebee populations has been of great interest, due to the ecological role that these insects play on crops and wild plants. Colombia is a country highly dependent on agricultural products, despite this, there are few studies aimed to the knowledge and care about bumblebees as well as its importance as pollinators.
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Julio Vasquez Alva

Peru

Plant your Future works with smallholder farmers in the northern Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto to restore degraded farmland with productive agroforestry. The region is internationally recognised as mega-biodiverse. Slash-and-burn agriculture poses a threat to that biodiversity; it is the main driver of deforestation locally.
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Khatia Basilashvili

Georgia

There is no data for the faunal diversity, especially on the distribution of endangered species within one of the most important wilderness areas, the emerald network candidate site, Egrisi ridge.
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Kier Mitchel Pitogo

Philippines

Scientific and conservation attention for Philippine amphibians and reptiles is very little, and this has even made difficult by the drought of scientific literature available for this Philippine taxa.
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Lameck Mkuburo

Tanzania

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

Guatemala

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

Panama

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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Melina Alicia Velasco

Argentina

The El Rincon Stream Frog, Pleurodema somuncurense, is an endemic species that only lives in the hot springs of the headwaters of the Valcheta Stream, Patagonia. In the last four decades, this frog’s metapopulation has dramatically declined and some local populations have gone extinct. The drastic decline of this frog was mainly caused by:
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