Projects by Year

Projects by year

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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Houssein Samwel Kimaro


Habitat degradation, caused in particular by woody species invasion, has been a common phenomenon in savannah ecosystems. Poor land management such as overgrazing and frequent fire has been named as possible factors triggering this encroachment. Often, wildlife and livestock in both protected areas and communal rangelands suffer due to decreased grazing resources.
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Inajara Marques Bezerra Oliveira


Spawning aggregations of reef fishes comprise fundamental bioecological phenomena for fishery stocks renewal and reef fishes conservation, yet they have been largely declining worldwide especially due to overfishing.
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Iva Miljević

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The primary focus of this research will be on saproxylic beetle species listed at the Annex II of the Habitats Directive occurring in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Iva Njunjić


Caves on the island of Borneo host a unique and highly diverse subterranean fauna. These cave-adapted organisms are particularly vulnerable and sensitive to environmental disturbance. Unfortunately, such disturbance is taking place: limestone hills in which these caves were formed are being removed because of land-use change or for limestone and marble extraction.
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Janika Wendefeuer

Central African Republic

Rapidly growing demand for natural resources in Central Africa has exacerbated the threats to wildlife such as poaching, logging, mining and agricultural extension. The Central African forest is inhabited by numerous species listed on the IUCN Red List including Western Lowland Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Forest Elephant and many more. But many animal populations are declining.
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Jasmin Pašić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The project is planned to last five years, supported by other funding, or potentially through all Rufford levels of Grants. In the first year, we focused on defining the „zero state“of bat fauna within the area/territory of National Park Kozara. We provided a first assessing database, list of species, roosting and nursery sites and the rough estimation of the population sizes.
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Jelena Brnovic


The European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) represents an economically very important species in the whole world where it occurs, as well as in Montenegro. Adults are fished throughout the year, except for adults, glass eels are also fished, which are considered to be exceptional delicacies. European eel numbers have dropped as much as 99% since the early eighties of previous century.
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Jennifer Owusua Awuah


In West Africa, bushmeat that includes fruit bats is relied on for animal protein needs and food security. Some communities in southern Ghana eat about 150,000 bats annually, possibly because of its many health benefits. However, the local people may be ignorant of the ecological values and health risk associated with eating batmeat.
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José Fernando Moreira Ramirez


The main objective of the present study is to estimate and compare the relative abundance of white-lipped peccary using a non-invasive method with camera traps and line transects in a community forest area with selective extraction of timber within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala.
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