Supported Projects

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Conservation Leadership Award
Safeguarding suitable habitats for Niceforo’s wren and chestnut-bellied hummingbird in Colombia
Conservation Leadership Award Bird

Niceforo’s wren and chestnut-bellied hummingbird are two endemic and Endangered birds inhabiting riparian forests located in the Chicamocha Canyon dry forest of Colombia. These species are threatened by habitat loss...View Project

Bird
Conservation Leadership Award Bird
Future Conservationist Award
Rugezi wetland conservation project, Rwanda
Future Conservationist Award Multiple

Rugezi wetland is a refuge for wetland-dependent species and plays important roles in regulating water flow. The unsustainable use of wetland resources and that of its watershed coupled with climate...View Project

Multiple
Future Conservationist Award Multiple
Conservation Follow-up Award
Greater adjutant conservation through community participation in Assam, India
Conservation Follow-up Award Bird

The greater adjutant stork is the most threatened stork in the world and its population is decreasing. Many historic breeding colonies of this colonial nesting bird are missing now and...View Project

Bird
Conservation Follow-up Award Bird
Internship
Building capacity for fundraising and communications for conservation in southern Belize
Internship Multiple

The ultimate goal is to improve the financial sustainability of leading Belizean conservation organization, Ya’axche Conservation Trust, and in turn secure the long-term conservation of critical areas for biodiversity in...View Project

Multiple
Internship Multiple
Future Conservationist Award
Assessing the conservation status and economic importance of Kenya’s Marlin fisheries
Future Conservationist Award Fish

Worldwide, populations of threatened blue and black marlin are declining due to unsustainable fisheries and diminutive determination to conserve them. In Kenya, information about these species is poorly understood resulting...View Project

Fish
Future Conservationist Award Fish
Future Conservationist Award
Conservation of green peafowl in the proposed A Yun Pa Nature Reserve, Vietnam
Future Conservationist Award Bird

The green peafowl is the galliform species at most immediate risk in Indochina. The species has dramatically declined, or even disappeared, in most of its historical range in recent decades....View Project

Bird
Future Conservationist Award Bird
Internship
An examination of an ecosystem-based adaptation approach to managing natural tropical eco-systems in Guyana
Internship Multiple

The main goal of the internship will be to examine the benefits and opportunities of ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) and produce technical and policy recommendations for the inclusion of EbA...View Project

Multiple
Internship Multiple
Future Conservationist Award
Action for primate conservation in Korup National Park, Cameroon
Future Conservationist Award Mammal

Illegal wildlife hunting for bushmeat is a serious threat to Korup National Park, one of Africa’s oldest and most biodiverse rainforests and home to a rich primate community of 14...View Project

Mammal
Future Conservationist Award Mammal
Internship
Review and analysis of ecosystem services provided by reptiles, amphibians, and birds in the neotropics.
Internship Multiple

The overall goal of the internship is to generate a theoretical framework through a literature review of studies of ecosystem services provided by amphibians, reptiles, and birds in the Neotropics....View Project

Multiple
Internship Multiple
Future Conservationist Award
Conserving Bañados del Quirquincho: a key area for threatened species in Argentina
Future Conservationist Award Multiple

The Bañados del Quirquincho is one of the few wetlands in the Dry Chaco of Argentina and an Important Bird Area. It harbors many threatened species such as Chacoan peccary...View Project

Multiple
Future Conservationist Award Multiple
Future Conservationist Award
Sea Turtle Conservation: A participatory approach in Muni-Pomadze Ramsar site, Ghana
Future Conservationist Award Reptile

Muni-Pomadze is one of Ghana’s five designated Ramsar sites. Aside its rich and diverse biodiversity, it is one of few existing nesting sites for threatened sea turtles in Ghana. This...View Project

Reptile
Future Conservationist Award Reptile
Future Conservationist Award
Mitigating biodiversity extinctions in Ghana: the case of the endemic Bobiri reed frog
Future Conservationist Award Amphibian

This project is aimed at giving a fighting chance of survival to the endemic and endangered Bobiri reed frog (Hyperolius bobirensis) through research and action. The frog has not been...View Project

Amphibian
Future Conservationist Award Amphibian
Future Conservationist Award
Monitoring otter populations and combating poaching through stakeholder participation in India
Future Conservationist Award Mammal

Otters are ambassadors of wetland ecosystems. Being top predators, they have been severely affected by loss of riparian habitats to agriculture and other anthropogenic activities like sand mining, hydroelectric projects...View Project

Mammal
Future Conservationist Award Mammal
Internship
Research assistant, inventory & monitoring unit  
Internship Multiple

The internship’s overall goal is to improve the conservation research conducted by WCS’s Inventory & Monitoring Unit (IMU), while also improving the independent research conducted at Centre de Formation et de...View Project

Multiple
Internship Multiple
Future Conservationist Award
Building bridges between rainforest conservation and livestock grazing in Mexico
Future Conservationist Award Plant

Extensive deforestation, habitat fragmentation, and over-grazing put tropical communities at universal risk of destruction. Maintaining regeneration potential in highly fragmented landscapes is critical for conservation. Our work takes place in...View Project

Plant
Future Conservationist Award Plant
Future Conservationist Award
Conservation of savannah elephants in Yankari Game Reserve, Nigeria
Future Conservationist Award Mammal

Elephants in Yankari Game Reserve are being threatened by an unprecedented rate of poaching (fueled by the huge illegal ivory trade market existing in the region and apathy resulting from...View Project

Mammal
Future Conservationist Award Mammal
Future Conservationist Award
Ecology and conservation of pearly tree frog at Mt.Ungaran, Indonesia
Future Conservationist Award Amphibian

Pearly tree frog (Nyctixalus margaritifer) is a Javanese endemic that is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN because of a continuing decline in areas of suitable habitat. We will work...View Project

Amphibian
Future Conservationist Award Amphibian
Internship
Contribution to the “Adaptive fisheries management in Kenya’s coral reefs” project
Internship Fish

Artisanal fishing is one of the main activities carried out by coastal communities on the Kenyan coast particularly in coral reefs, the dominant coastal ecosystem. WCS has been conducting research...View Project

Fish
Internship Fish
Future Conservationist Award
Conservation of threatened amphibians in Barbas-Bremen Natural Regional Park, Colombia
Future Conservationist Award Amphibian

Amphibians globally are threatened by habitat fragmentation, destruction and by climatic changes, because of this it is important to realize studies that allow conserving them and the places they live...View Project

Amphibian
Future Conservationist Award Amphibian
Conservation Follow-up Award
Improving survival chance of the Liben lark, Ethiopia
Conservation Follow-up Award Bird

The Liben Plain in Ethiopia was once the most productive pastoral land in East Africa. Presently, its degradation in the form of overgrazing, bush encroachment and expansion of agricultural activities...View Project

Bird
Conservation Follow-up Award Bird