Past Projects
Project Name Supported Species Location Principal Investigator Institute
Impact of Environmental Change on the Chinese White Dolphins in Pearl River Estuary
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary, China Prof. WU Yuping Sun Yat-sen University
Conservation Ecology of Chinese White Dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in the Pearl River Estuary. Phase 2: Population Processes, Demography and Spatio-behavioural Dynamics
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary, China Mr. Stephen C.Y. CHAN The University of Hong Kong
  1. Tang, X., Lin, W., Karczmarski, L., Lin, M., Chan, S. C.Y., Liu, M., Xue, T., Wu, Y., Zhang, P. & Li, S. (2021). Photo‐identification comparison of four Indo‐Pacific humpback dolphin populations off southeast China. Integrative Zoology
Population-level Surveys of Chinese White Dolphins across the Pearl River Estuary – Phase 1: Feasibility Assessment and Indicators of Population Connectivity
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary Dr. Leszek KARCZMARSKI The University of Hong Kong
High Schools Network in Pearl River Estuary and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Chinese White Dolphin Symposium 2014
Chinese White Dolphin Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, China Mr. CHEN Xi Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve
Influence of Anthropogenic Activity on Chinese White Dolphins in Hong Kong
Chinese White Dolphin Hong Kong Mr. Simon WONG Wai Ho The University of Hong Kong
Population Estimation and Distribution of Chinese White Dolphin in Sanya, Hainan
Chinese White Dolphin Hainan, China Dr. LI Songhai Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  1. Liu, M., Lin, M., Dong, L., Zhang, P., & Li, S. (2021). Spatiotemporal variations in fine-scale habitat use of the world’s second largest population of humpback dolphins. Journal of Mammalogy102(2), 384-395.
  2. Zhang, P., Zhao, Y., Li, C., Lin, M., Dong, L., Zhang, R., Liu, M., Li, K., Zhang, H., Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Yuan, Y., Liu, H., Seim, I., Sun, S., Du, X., Chang, Y., Li, F., Liu, S., Lee, S. M. Y., Wang, K., Wang, D., Wang, X., McGowen, M. R., Jefferson, T. A., Olsen, M. T., Stiller, J., Zhang, G., Xu, X., Yang, H., Fan, G., Liu, X., & Li, S. (2020). An Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin genome reveals insights into chromosome evolution and the demography of a Vulnerable species. Iscience23(10), 01640.
  3. Zhao, L., Sakornwimon, W., Lin, W., Zhang, P., Chantra, R., Dai, Y., Aierken, R., Wu, F., Li, S., Kittiwattanawong, K., & Wang, X. (2021). Early divergence and differential population histories of the Indo‐Pacific humpback dolphin in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Integrative zoology, 16(4), 612-625.
Assessment on the Impact of Long-term Habitat Loss on the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins off Western Taiwan
Chinese White Dolphin Taiwan Dr. HUANG Shiang-Lin Taiwan Cetacean Society
Population Status and Conservation Strategies of Yangtze Finless Porpoise in Tian'e Zhou National Nature Reserve
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Hubei, China Mr. GONG Cheng Tian'e Zhou Baiji Dolphin National Nature Reserve, Hubei
Conservation by Design: Establishing A Framework for Delphinid Conservation in A Tropical Protected Seascape, Tañon Strait, the Philippines
Cetaceans The Philippines Dr. Leszek KARCZMARSKI The University of Hong Kong
Giant Panda Disease Investigation through Pathology: Capacity Building through Necropsy and Sample Archiving
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Dr. Bruce RIDEOUT Zoological Society of San Diego
Dispersal Pattern and Food Choice Study of Post-released Captive Giant Panda (2)
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Prof. HUANG Yan China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda
Effects of Livestock Grazing on Giant Panda Habitat and Evaluation of Potential Solutions
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Ms LI Binbin Duke University
  1. Li, B. V., Kim, M. J., Xu, W., Jiang, S., & Yu, L. (2021). Increasing livestock grazing, the unintended consequence of community development funding on giant panda habitat. Biological Conservation, 257, 109074.
Restore Habitat Connectivity in Pingwu County: Combining Scientific Research and Community-based Activities
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Dr. WANG Fang Peking University
Monitoring of Vegetation Change and the Effect of Climate Change in Giant Panda Habitat through Large Scale Permanent Forest Plots in Minshan, Sichuan
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Dr. LI Sheng Peking University
Rapid Assessment on Habitat Change and Conservation Needs for Giant Panda
Giant Panda Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu, China Dr. MA Keming Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Environmental Education in Nature Reserve in Sichuan: Phase One
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. Yang Xuyu Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Comparative Study on Post-reintroduction of Panda 'Zhang Xiang'
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. Yang Xuyu Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Standardisation of Techniques in Scientific Survey Protocols in Nature Reserve
- Sichuan, China Mr. Yang Xuyu Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Development of Reintroduction Protocol for Panda 'A Bao'
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. Chu Longfei Changqing National Nature Reserve Administration, Shaanxi
Symposium on Enhancement and Standardisation of Reserve Management in Shaanxi
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. Chu Longfei Changqing National Nature Reserve Administration, Shaanxi
Application of GIS Technique in Conservation and Scientific Study of Panda
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. Chu Longfei Changqing National Nature Reserve Administration, Shaanxi
Standardisation of Patrol and Monitoring in Nature Reserves in Gansu
Giant Panda Gansu, China Mr. Shi Zhihe Gansu Wildlife Administration
Habitat Restoration Mechanism of Giant Panda Habitats Destructed by Grazing at Wolong
Giant Panda China Mr. HUANG Jinyan China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda
Study on the Relationship between Seasonal Migration of Giant Pandas and Growth of Bamboo Shoots
Giant Panda China Prof. ZHANG Hemin China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda
Trials and Demonstration for Bamboo Cultivation Techniques for Captive Giant Pandas
Giant Panda China Dr. WANG Xiaohong Chengdu University
Publication of a Bilingual Chinese/ English Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Necropsy Manual and Necropsy Form
Giant Panda China Dr. Natalie MAUROO Hong Kong Wildlife Health Foundation Limited
A Study on the Methods of Population Survey on Wild Giant Panda
Giant Panda China Dr. ZHANG Jindong China West Normal University
Scaling Up Tools for Effective Public Engagement into Wildlife Conservation
- Guangdong, China Dr. Aili KANG Wildlife Conservation Society
Training and Implementation of SMART Patrol in Qinghai Province
- Qinghai, China Ms. ZHANG Li Qinghai Wildlife Protection Association
Population Status and Ecology of Highly Endangered Malayan Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) and Sensitization of Local Communities for its Conservation in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India
Malayan Sun Bear India Dr. Janmejay SETHY Society for People, Animals and Nature
Bornean Orangutan Welfare and Conservation through Rehabilitation, Reintroduction, Education and Awareness, Alternative Livelihoods and Human-Orangutan Conflict Mitigation
Bornean Orangutan Indonesia Dr. Karmele Llano SANCHEZ Yayasan IAR Indonesia
Conserving and Protecting the Sumatran Rhino and Other Megavertebrates in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Sumatran Rhino Indonesia Dr. Susie ELLIS International Rhino Foundation
Initiating Community Participation in the Conservation of the Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) in the Buffer Zone of Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Bengal Tiger Nepal Mr. Bhupendra Prasad YADAV Bear Research and Conservation Nepal
Study on Population Ecology of Rucervus eldii eldii in Keibul Lamjao National Park, Indo Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
Sangai/ Eld's Deer India Dr. M. GOVINDARAJU Bharathidasan University
Community Conservation Programs for the Conservation of the Chinese Pangolin Manis pantaductyla in Central Nepal
Chinese Pangolin Nepal Ms Prativa KASPAL Nepal Rural Development and Environment Protection Council
Monitoring Monotremes: Establishing a Conservation Evidence-base for Long-beaked Echidnas in Papua
Long-beaked Echidna Indonesia Ms Carly Waterman Zoological Society of London
Establishing A Primate Monitoring and Protection Unit at the 'Anoulak Field Station' in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, Laos
White-Cheeked Gibbon and Red-shanked Douc Langur Lao PDR Dr. Camille COUDRAT Project Anoulak
Community Development and Education on Chinese Sturgeons in Yichang Provincial Nature Reserve in Hubei
Chinese Sturgeon Hubei, China Mr. LU Lin Yichang Chinese Sturgeon Provincial Nature Reserve, Hubei
Temporal and Spatial Distribution and Environmental Requirement of Juvenile Chinese Sturgeon in Yangtze River
Chinese Sturgeon Shanghai, China Dr. ZHAO Feng East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Population Distribution of Sichuan Taimen (Hucho bleekeri) Using Environmental DNA
Sichuan Taimen Shaanxi, China Dr. JIANG Wei Shaanxi Institute of Zoology
Community-based Conservation of Brachymystax lenok tsinlingensis
Lenok Shaanxi, China Dr. XING Yingcun Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Cost and Benefits of a Ban on Exploitation for India's Seahorses
Seahorses India Dr. Amanda VINCENT The University of British Columbia
Conservation Status of Common By-catch Species in the South China Sea and Implications for Sustainable Fisheries Management
Various By-catch Species South China Sea Dr. Kent CARPENTER IUCN Species Programme
Determining the Status and Distribution of the Critically Endangered Chinese Giant Salamander
Chinese Giant Salamander Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi, China Prof. Andrew A. CUNNINGHAM Zoological Society of London
  1. Turvey, S. T., Chen, S., Tapley, B., Liang, Z., Wei, G., Yang, J., Wu, M., Brown, T. & Cunningham, A. A. (2021). From dirty to delicacy? Changing exploitation in China threatens the world's largest amphibians. People and Nature, 3(2), 446-456.
Detecting the Presence of Chinese Giant Salamander in the Qinling Mountains Using Environmental DNA
Chinese Giant Salamander Shaanxi, China Dr. ZHANG Lu Memphis Zoological Society
Conservation of the Highly Threatened Helen's Flying Frog from the Lowland Forests of Vietnam: Research and Capacity Building
Helen's Flying Frog Vietnam Dr. Jodi ROWLEY Australian Museum Trust
Evaluation, Ranking and Management of Multiple Global Change Threats to the Endangered Black-faced Spoonbill
Black-faced Spoonbill Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea Dr. Timothy C. BONEBRAKE The University of Hong Kong
Study on Factors Affecting the Reproductive Cycle of Penguin
Penguin China Ms LI Li Dalian Sunasia Tourism Holding Co. Ltd.
Wildlife Monitoring, Habitat Protection and Community Awareness for Conservation of Komodo Dragons in the Tujuh Belas Pulau Reserve, North Flores, Indonesia
Komodo Dragon Indonesia Dr. Deni PURWANDNA Komodo Survival Program
Survey and Evaluation of the Wild Chinese Alligators in Dongtan Wetland, Chongming Island
Chinese Alligator Shanghai, China Dr. LU Shunqing Huangshan University
Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Programme: Launching the National Siamese Crocodile Reintroduction and Reinforcement Programme
Siamese Crocodile Cambodia Dr. Jackson FRECHETTE Fauna & Flora International