University Student Sponsorship Programme 2009-10
The University of Hong Kong
Animal Species Gharial
Research focus Development of a conservation plan
Location National Chambal Sanctuary, India
Principal Investigator Mr. Romulus E. WHITAKER
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, India
Date 21 February to 7 March 2010
Students LAU Tak Chuen Edward & MAK Chi Fung Derek
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Animal Species Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin
Research focus Assessment of population status
Location Ningde City, Fujian Province, China
Principal Investigator Prof. YANG Guang
Nanjing Normal University
Date 25 May to 2 June 2010
Students LAW Sui Wai Calton & CHOI Wing Yi Sylvia
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Animal Species Giant Panda
Research focus Habitat restoration
Location Qinling, China
Principal Investigator Dr WANG Hao
Center for Nature and Society, Peking University
Date 8 to 24 June 2010
Students LUK In Michelle & TANG Chin Cheung
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Animal Species Irrawaddy Dolphin
Research focus Population monitoring
Location Chilika Lagoon, India
Principal Investigator Ms Dipani Nitin SUTARIA
James Cook University
Date 27 January to 10 February 2010
Students NG Lok Kwan Jack, CHAN Chuk On Chris &
WONG Chun Hung Alex
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Animal Species Whale Shark
Research focus Survey and public awareness
Location Coastal cities of China
Principal Investigator Dr WANG Yamin
College of Ocean, Shandong University at Weihai
Date 8 to 22 January 2010
Students PANG Hon Man Joe, MAN Wing Yin Winnie & KWOK Ka Ki
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Animal Species Wenxian Knobby Newt
Research focus Reproduction research
Location Baishuijiang Nature Reserve, Gansu Province, China
Principal Investigator Mr HUANG Huali
Baishuijiang Nature Reserve, Gansu Province, China
Date 21 April to 2 May 2010
Students CHEUNG Hiu Chi Nicholas, LO Pui Kwan &
LEE Ka Yan Chelsea
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Animal Species Black Shama
Research focus Determine habitat range
Location Cebu, the Philippines
Principal Investigator Mr. Philip Godfrey C. JAKOSALEM
Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc.
Date 15 May to 1 June 2010
Students CHOW Ming Him & WOO Ming Chuan
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Animal Species Salamanders
Research focus Survey, ecological and conservational research
Location Zhejiang, China
Principal Investigator Prof. LU Yuyan
Centre for Chinese Endemic Herp-breeding and
Conservation Research,
Shenyang University
Date 30 May to 14 June 2010
Students YEH Di Harn Carol & WONG Chi Kin Ketchup
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Animal Species Mangshan Pitviper
Research focus Trade, Distribution, Habitat Requirements, Population Status and
Location Guangzhou, China
Principal Investigator Dr. GONG Shiping
Guangdong Entomological Institute
Date 25 May to 3 June 2010
Students TSANG Kwok On & NG Tsz Yan
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City University of Hong Kong
Animal Species Cetaceans
Research focus Collect baseline abundance
Location Malaysia Sarawak
Principal Investigator Dr. Gianna MINTON
Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation,
University Malaysia Sarawak
Date 28 February to 10 March 2010
Students YEUNG Mei Ling Joanne & YEUNG Ka Ying Cherry
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Animal Species Red Panda
Research focus Baseline survey on distribution, abundance and population status
Location Nepal
Principal Investigator Mr. Brian WILLIAMS
Red Panda Network, USA
Date 7 to 21 February 2010
Students CHAU Po Wah Mabel & TANG Wai Hang Jaco
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Animal Species Seahorse
Research focus Community-based Initiatives for Seahorse Conservation
Location Danajon Double Barrier Reef, the Philippines
Principal Investigator Dr. Amanda C.J. VINCENT
Project Seahorse Foundation
Date 22 May to 2 June 2010
Students CHU Yim Ling Beatrice & NG Yu Kan Kenneth
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