Projects by Year

Projects by year

Annery Serrano Rodríguez


Biosphere reserves are an example of social-ecological systems that combine biodiversity conservation and socioeconomic development. However, there is a conflict between social development and biodiversity protection. On the other hand, many human land-uses (e.g.
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Antoine Marchal

South Africa

About two million years ago, our ancestors practiced persistence hunting, which consists of running down prey animals to exhaustion. Endurance running may have been crucial to the evolution of our anatomy. Beyond the physical performance, this type of hunting also involves the ability to read animal tracks using cognitive reasoning that may well be the origin of science.
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Antonio de la Torre de Lara


One of the most important and studied jaguar populations in Mexico occurs in the Southern Mayan Forest, in the landscape known as Greater Lacandona Ecosystem (GLE). In 2011 (with the support of RSG), we estimated that protected areas of this region could contain an important population of jaguars, potentially the second largest one in Mexico.
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Arjun Adit


Floristic studies are crucial not only for identification and correct nomenclature of plants but also for compiling an inventory so that a realistic assessment of endemism is made, and regions are appropriately identified for conservation. Development of a checklist, providing updates on the current taxonomic status and nomenclature, is important for adequate implementation of CITES.
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Arsen Gasparyan


In 2014, the 32 Important Plant Areas have been identified in Armenia. Designation of these areas based on several criteria considering threatened, endemic species and important habitats for vascular plants, whereas the IPAs can provide much higher conservation value and cover also species and habitats of fungi, lichens, mosses inhabiting with such a plant communities.
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Ashan Thudugala

Sri Lanka

Monitoring and conservation of small wild cats in Human mediated landscapes in Hill Country Sri Lanka” project is design to monitor the small wild cats and the threats the face in central hills of Sri Lanka. As an outcome of this project we will be working towards the threat mitigation process to diminish them.
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Ashni Kumar Dhawale


The goals of the proposed study are to uncover the behavioural responses of the lion-tailed macaque groups that are increasingly utilising the anthropogenic landscape surrounding their rainforest habitats on the Valparai Plateau, India, and initiate long-term monitoring of the subpopulation of the Puthuthottam rainforest fragment.
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Atagana Patrick Jules


With its 526 000 hectares, the Dja reserve is the largest protected area in Cameroon and is an UICN biosphere reserve (UICN, 1987). The vegetation is described as semi-deciduous lowland tropical rainforest (Letouzey, 1968) between 400 and 800 m elevation. Four main habitat types occur in this reserve: Upland forest; Rapphia swamp; Uapaca swamp and the inselberg associated forest.
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Balemba Emmanuel Balagizi

Congo (Kinshasa)

The Maringa-Lopori-Wamba(MLW) landscape’s most precious ecosystems –and the livelihoods of local communities who depend on them –are at stake. Recent inventory report estimates that about 30% of forests of the protected area of Iyondji Community Bonobos Reserve (ICBR), a community-based protected area, have been completely deforested in the past years.
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Basma Sheta


There is a critical lack of understanding of reedbed ecological function that we seek to address. Constructed reedbeds have been promoted as a low-cost and ecologically friendly method to improve water quality in polluted ecosystems. Part of their appeal is that they provide extra habitat and should enhance biodiversity.
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