Projects by Year

Projects by year

Dorah Mbogo


The project will conduct Sokoke Pipit bird census to establish the current population size in the study site, of which according to IUCN Red List of threatened species, the birds’ population in Ruvu-Coastal Forest Reserve is not known. The project will also assess the conditions of forest floor which is a critical ecological habitat for the endangered Sokoke bird.
Read more >

Dragana Šnjegota

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wolves from Bosnia and Herzegovina are at the central position of the large Dinaric-Balkan population which is valuable source of genetic variability for neighbouring populations but is insufficiently explored.
Read more >

Egbe Confidence Kedjuanji


The Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) is found in the Guinean Forests Biodiversity Hotspot located in western equatorial Africa (Butynski, 2003; Morgan et al. 2011). The subspecies survives only in forested habitats in southern Nigeria and in western Cameroon, north of the Sanaga River.
Read more >

Elaine Rios


Habitat loss and hunting are among the main causes of biodiversity loss worldwide, especially within hotspots of biodiversity as the Atlantic Forest. Within this hotspot, the region of Bahia is considered an area with a high conservation priority.
Read more >

Eliana Paola Zuazquita


Some Southern right whales populations are showing slow signs of recovery (eg. 6.5% annual growth at the nursery grounds of Peninsula Valdés) but, if not properly managed, this delicate recovery could easily be reversed. Since 2012 Southwest Atlantic population have been the focus of an International Whaling Commission Conservation Management Plan.
Read more >

Elizabeth Wakoli


The project is to be conducted in selected Conservancies within Mara ecosystem, key objective being to examine extent of Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC). This is with a view to better understand trends of the conflicts in conservancies in terms of forms and causes, seasonality of occurrence and to establish effective mitigation measures local community can employ to address.
Read more >

Elysée Rasoamanana


Baobabs (Adansonia, Malvaceae) comprises nine species distributed worldwide of which seven are present in Madagascar, six are endemics to Grande Ile. In addition to being a taxon representing a high level of biodiversity, baobabs also have a significant economic and cultural value for Madagascar. However, according to UICN (2018), three of the Malagasy baobab species (A. grandidieri, A.
Read more >

Emeline Sessi Pelagie Assede


Most orchid species inventoried during the first Rufford project (67%) occur within unprotected parts of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (PBR), especially in habitats close to villages. Orchid biodiversity may decline within unprotected zones because those habitats are highly degraded, not legally protected and vulnerable to anthropogenic pressure.
Read more >

Emerenciano Rivera


Traditional protected areas (i.e., government-managed) are being surrounded by land covers associated with human activities and becoming “islands of species conservation”.
Read more >

Emily Kiplagat


Ethno-botanical study conducted in Baringo County, Kenya and supported by 1st Rufford Small Grant revealed the following crucial information pertaining to the use and management of medicinal plants; 1) That herbal remedies are enjoying widespread popularity 2) That most of medicinal plants were obtained from wild
Read more >