Funded Projects

Previously Funded Projects


  • Farid Amadou Bahleman (SOS Savane-ONG): Involvement of the Fulani community in the conservation of the last populations of Hooded Vultures in northern Benin.

  • Jorge Damián Ayala Santacruz (Fundación Para La Tierra): Conservation of the endemic Pilar Tuco Tuco: Scientific research, community engagement and education.

  • Letícia Benavalli (ANGA – Socio-environmental Management Association of Triângulo Mineiro region): Living alongside urban jaguars.

  • Isabelle Betancourt (Independent Researcher / Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University / Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship): A Backyard Bugs of Borneo Book to Share Entomology with the Local Community.

  • Ranjana Bhatta (Care for Nature (CFN)): Crocodile Conservation Fair: An approach to raise awareness for conservation of threatened crocodiles in Nepal.

  • Angwa Gwendoline (Action for the Conservation of Endangered Species (ACES)): Mitigating the Effect of Human Wildlife Conflict through Youth Engagement and community outreach.

  • Jackline Oigo (Uvuli foundation): Piloting the use of outdoor surveillance cameras to facilitate safe passage of learners through Amboseli game reserve.


  • Juan Camilo Cepeda Duque, (Universidad de los Andes): Searching for the Colombian weasel (Neogale felipei): the rarest and least known carnivore of South America.

  • Paolla Nicole Franco (IPÊ – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)): Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI): TAPIRS AND THE CITY.

  • Francisco García Erize (Asociación Civil Germinar Zona Norte (Germinar ONG)): Reducing the negative impact of domestic livestock on biodiversity by excluding them from the Achala Nature Reserve.

  • Diego Torres (Nativa Ong): Field data for the based-evidence management and conservation of the Neotropical otter in a highly threatened dry forest fragment in the Cauca River in Colombia.

  • lentín Zárate & Sara Petracchini (Instituto de Biología Subtropical (IBS), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) – Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNaM), Misiones, Argentina): Conflict mitigation of primates in plantation landscapes: black capuchin monkeys (Sapajus nigritus) as a model.

  • Mariana Catapani (Institute for the Conservation of Wild Animals): Reducing injuries and deaths due to domestic dogs and giant anteater encounters through a community awareness and engagement program.

  • George Gbarwea (Centre for Environment, Forest Conservation and Research (CENFOR)): Saving the critically endangered western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) through mitigating human-chimpanzee conflicts in Nimba County, Northern Liberia.


  • Angelena Efstathiou (African Bat Conservation): Reducing conflict between people and bats in Malawi.

  • Omobayo Ghislain Zoffoun (GeoEnvironment and Biodiversity Conservation [GeoEBC-NGO]): Human Non-human primate conflict mitigation in Togbota landscape: implementation of a crop loss reduction plan.

  • Suzanne Turnock (Borneo Nature Foundation): False Gharial (Tomistoma schlegellii) surveys in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo: a first step towards species conservation in the region.

  • Lauren Pharr (North Carolina State University): The effects of anthropogenic noise and light pollution on songbird physiology.

  • Sneha Dharwadkar (Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises Foundation): Conserving the Leith’s softshell turtle through status surveys and community engagement in Maharashtra, India.

  • Miroslav Kutal (Friends of the Earth Czech Republic): Community science and photo monitoring of wolves in the Czech Republic.


  • Sebastian Harris (Rutgers University): Exploring the Relationship Between Reptile and Amphibian Diversity and Allegheny Mound Ant Colonies in Pennsylvania.

  • Jennifer McCarthy (Lincoln University): A hopeful future for small cats in Panama: A children’s book to combat human-small cat conflict in the Mamoni Valley.

  • Estela Luengos (INBIOSUR, CONICET – Universidad Nacional del Sur): Testing tools for the mitigation of carnivore-livestock conflicts in central Argentina.

  • Amy Darr (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife): Expanding the coastal marten population distribution and density monitoring effort.

  • Raju Acharya (Friends of Nepal): Nepal Owl Festival 2020.

  • Trang Nguyen (WildAct Vietnam): Evaluation and reduction of gender-based violence as a barrier to achieving wildlife conservation objectives in Vietnam.

  • Ikponke Nkanta (Tropical Research and Conservation Centre): Conservation of endangered sea turtles nesting along the Akassa Coast, Nigeria.

  • Toni Hermann (Young Pioneers for Development): Incorporating women into conservation work focused on the Olive Colobus Monkey in Benin.


  • Diogo Veríssimo (University of Oxford): Lost and Found.

  • Wade Boys (University of Arkansas): Surveys, modeling, and prioritization for rare, endemic dragonflies across the Ozark-Ouachita region.

  • Karl and Diane Roeder (University of Oklahoma and Cameron University): The ants of Oklahoma project.

  • Carla X. Neri Barrios (Soluciones Ambientales Itzeni, A.C., Mexico): A children’s book as a conservation education tool for awareness of the natural history of the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae).

  • Ikponke Nkanta (Tropical Research and Conservation Centre): Primate inventory and conservation in Ikea River Basin, Southern Nigeria.

  • Lauren Hennelly (UC-Davis): Assessing the status and distribution of wolves in Pakistan using genetics.

  • Adam Mitchell (University of Delaware): Determining impacts of plant invasion on native arthropod diversity in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Zackary Graham (Arkansas State University): Field observations on the aggressive behavior of Ringed Crayfish in Colorado.

  • Erin Spencer (UNC-Chapel Hill): One fish, true fish: combatting seafood mislabeling in the United States.

  • Marina Garrido Priego (Osa Conservation): Creating the first conservation action plan for the endemic and endangered Golfo Dulce Poison Dart Frog using citizen science and tiny-tech.

  • Sagar Raj Kandel (Tribhuvan University): Status and prey preference of leopard in Kamdi Corridor Banke, Nepal.

  • Hannington Ochieng (Busitema University): Biological assessment of River Aturukuku in Tororo, Uganda: A tropical river with potential environmental threats from its basins.

  • Marie-Michaire LIMA (University of Abomey Calavi): Diversity and occupancy of mammals on Lama Forest, Southern Benin.

  • Thomas Sharp (Wildlife SOS): Living with Sloth Bears: a film to stay safe in Sloth Bear country.
  • Jon Johnston (Nepal Tiger Trust): Employing citizen science to monitor and conserve tigers in the buffer zones of Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

  • Tilak Thapamagar: Habitat and threat assessment of Alpine Musk Deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in Langtang National Park, Nepal.

  • Marc Filla (Georg-August-University Göttingen): Conservation ecology and mitigation of conflicts between livestock owners and threatened snow leopards (Panthera uncia).

  • Larissa Iasiello (Flinders University): Correlation between little penguin’s (Eudyptula minor) breeding distribution and habitat preference.

  • Dr. Sarah Edwards (AfriCat Foundation): Investigating the potential impact of climate change on aardvark within north-central Namibia.

  • Tana Nulph (Big Hole Watershed Committee): Production of the Big Hole Watershed wildlife conflict brochure.

  • Cody Crawford (University of Iowa – Museum of Natural History): Egghead: a free, public domain educational card game which teaches children 12 and under about the nests and eggs of common North American birds.

  • Susan Sheward (Orangutan Appeal UK): Patrol and fire-fighting teams to protect and conserve the Sabangau Forest in Indonesia.

  • Daniel Gomes da Rocha (UC-Davis): Do hydroelectric reservoirs affect mammal communities in adjacent continuous forest in the Amazon?