Projects by Year

Projects by year

Rajan Prasad Paudel


Three species of bears, Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Tibetan brown bear (Ursus arctos pruinosus) and the Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) are found in Nepal. Brown bear occur at the high mountain region, black bears in the middle mountains and Sloth bears in the Terai and foothills of Churia in southern parts of Nepal.
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Raúl Alejandro Pereda Sánchez


Wild carnivores face many threats around the world, such as interactions with invasive species that could spread infectious diseases to wild populations and impact wild distribution. The last southern patches of equatorial dry forest are located in San José, Pacasmayo, Peru. Habitat of small carnivores like sechuran foxes, pampas cats and striped hog-nosed skunks.
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Reny da Silva Rodrigues


The occurrence and persistence of bird species in different habitats is determined by several factors, including environmental heterogeneity. This factor shapes the composition and structure of the community at the site. Landscapes formed by different phytophysiognomies are believed to be more effective in conserving bird diversity.
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Rochelle Mphetlhe


A recent review of the conservation status and threats to raptors has shown that many populations are in decline globally. In this project, we will repeat raptor road counts to determine the density of raptors in southern Botswana.
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Rodrigo Oyanedel


Recent legislation in Chile allows for the creation of Marine and Coastal Areas for Indigenous people (MCAIP). These areas present a novel and unique opportunity for coastal biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage preservation and social capital building in indigenous communities.
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Romeo Rojas Estrada


In Bolivia, there are currently four species of mammals that are locally in greatest risk of extinction (listed as Critically endangered), one of which is the Shorth-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla chinchilla). Additionally, this species was also believed extinct in Bolivia in previous conservation evaluations in 1993 and 2006.
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Rubin Sagar


The tropical moist forests of the southern Western Ghats are incredibly biodiverse, showing very high plant, bird, amphibian and insect species richness (Ganesh et al., 1996; Daniels, 1992; Daniels, 1997, Inskipp et al., 2006; Devy & Davidar, 2003; Mathew & Rahamathulla, 1993). These forests are also one of the two regions of tropical moist forests in India.
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Sanjeev Baniya


Autecological study of bats is very rare in Nepal. A holotype record (Topal 1997), voucher specimen collection (Csorba et al. 1999), morphometric verification note (Thapa and Thapa, 2010), specimen collections in Kathmandu (Pearch 2011) and brief acoustic note (Thapa 2018) has been the extent of published research on endemic Nepalese bat Myotis csorbai.
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Saul Ovidio Gonzalez Murcia

Papua New Guinea

Frequent and severe coral bleaching events represent major disturbances that damage coral reefs and provide little time for recovery. After coral systems have been destabilised, other organisms colonize the vacant space turning reefs into alternative states that may be dominated by either algae, cyanobacterial mats, or sponges.
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Serge Alexis Kamgang


Chimpanzee populations are rapidly declining, with grave threats posed by poaching, fragmentation of habitat, and frequent killing by local people for traditional use and to prevent crop-raiding. This current work is an asset to improve the conservation strategies of Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees in the Mbam-Djerem National Park (MDNP) in Cameroon.
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