Projects by Year

Projects by year

Camila Arnés-Urgellés

Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands host large predator abundances, such as the scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini. This species is listed as ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and it is included in the appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) and appendix II of the Convention of Migratory species (CMS).
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Catherine Alves

Belize

Overfishing of marine ecosystems threatens biodiversity and the viability of fisheries. Marine reserves are designed to mitigate these impacts by restricting fishing access in select locations, but poaching and lack of enforcement limit their broader success.
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Charles Kivasu Maingi

Kenya

The increasing utilization of forest products puts pressure to the Tana River Mangabey (Cercocebus galeritus) population and its habitat. The project will target selected riverine forest fragments within the Tana River Primate National Reserve (TRPNR), which are utilized by the local communities.
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Chefor Fotang

Cameroon

The Kom-Wum Forest Reserve (80km2) was created in 1951 in the North West Region of Cameroon (Sunderland & Mannaseh 2003). Since its creation, an increase in human population growth in the villages in and around the reserve has caused many local people to encroach into the reserve to exploit forest resources for their livelihood (Kah 2015).
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Chhimi Namgyal

Bhutan

Jigme Dorji National Park, situated in north-western part of Bhutan, is one of the biodiversity-rich protected areas in Bhutan and in the eastern Himalayas. It is the only park in Bhutan where the ‘endangered’ Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and the ‘endangered’ Dhole (Cuon alpinus) are recorded to occur in areas above 4,000 meters above sea level.
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Chiara Guidino Bruce

Peru

Marine megafaunal bycatch, the accidental mortality and injury of non- target species, has been recognized since the 1970s as a major factor impacting marine megafaunal populations and their recovery.
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Christian Thomaz Osorio Popiolek

Chile

The puma (Puma concolor) is the largest mammalian carnivore and the top predator inhabiting Chile. Even pumas’ worldwide conservation status is Least Concern (LC), according to IUCN Red List and, they are classified as Near Threatened (NT) according to the Chilean Conservation Status Classification.
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Cintia Garai

Congo (Kinshasa)

Kahuzi-Biega National Park is located at about 35 km distance from Bukavu town, near Lake Kivu, in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was established in 1970, and it is a World Heritage site since 1980. Ten percent of the 6000 km2 area is Montane forest, with great biodiversity.
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Clement Sullibie Saagulo

Ghana

The Vulnerable African dwarf crocodiles have recently been split into three distinct species (Eaton et al., 2009; Shirley et al., 2014) and an ongoing IUCN threat assessment indicates the West African form (Osteolaemus sp. aff. tetraspis) may warrant Endangered status (M. Shirley, pers. comm.).
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Cristina Argudin Violante

Mexico

The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (CBR) encompasses the largest region of intact tropical forests outside the Amazon. Fifty-two rural communities totalling 29,000 inhabitants live in the buffer zone of the CBR, where they depend on natural resources provided by these forests. Agriculture is the primary source of income, traditionally from family-scale swidden cropping for maize, beans and yucca.
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