Projects by Year

Projects by year

Genevieve Finerty

Botswana

The study area covers Khutse Game Reserve (KGR, 2,600km2) and the southern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR, 54,000km2), Botswana. Climatically the area is semi-arid, with seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation. Together, the KGR and the CKGR make up one of the largest continuous reserves in Africa, and form the central section of the greater Kalahari ecosystem.
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Georgiy Shakula

Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Uzbekistan,Tajikistan

The 2018-2019 field seasons work is planned as a continuation of first and second RSG research. The main subjects of the project are: 1. Visit all the remote sites in Central Asian Countries and confirm or not the species presence in the modern time.
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Gorana Danon

Serbia

Pčinja river valley is unique habitat in Serbia, with extraordinary biogeographical features, where Mediterranean species populations penetrate towards continental climate. The peculiar combination of sub-Mediterranean and continental climate, found nowhere else in Serbia, results in a biodiversity hotspot, especially for reptile species.
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Gustavo Abrantes

Brazil

São José Mountain Range is an essentially rocky formation located in Brazilian federal state of Minas Gerais. It is formed by sandstone and has a maximum altitude of 1425 meters and an area of approximately 8.475 hectares. It is located in the transition of two conservation hotspots (Cerrado and Mata Atlântica) characterized by high biodiversity and endemism.
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Helder Coelho Guabiroba Junior

Brazil

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) act as a key feature for environmental conservation as they exclude direct impacts such as fishing and other pervasive anthropogenic effects. Although MPAs are regarded as “safe havens” for biodiversity, the intense use of these areas by tourism may play a critical role on the community structure of fauna and flora.
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Heliana Dundarova

Kyrgyzstan

The south-western part of Kyrgyzstan is a transboundary territory situated between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The region is mountainous with karst relief and encloses the southern wall of Fergana Valley. These characteristics suggest a variety of underground habitats which play an important role for bat communities.
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Hemanta Dhakal

Nepal

The population status of critically endangered Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris (SBV) in Nepal is estimated 50 individuals existed after rapid decline due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) Diclofenac (Oaks et al. 2004). In our knowledge, only 5 nests were successfully bred since 2006 in Kaski district (Gautam and Baral 2010a and Rufford 18962-1).
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Henry Kizito Seguya

Uganda

This project arises from the earlier projects funded by Rufford Small Grant with an aim of conserving Sangobay Central Forest Reserve (CFR) through improving the habitat integrity of the forest adjacent farms using cultural values approaches.
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Henry Nibam Abi

Cameroon

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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Herbert Kasozi

Uganda

Little is known about the ecology of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) despite the fact that threats to their persistence across their range are increasing. Currently, the only known wild populations of Rothschild’s giraffes occur solely in Uganda and central/southwestern Kenya (Fennessy and Brenneman 2010).
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