Past Projects
Project Name Supported Species Location Principal Investigator Institute
Study on Population Ecology of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin in Sanya and Connectivity with Populations in Surrounding Waters
Chinese White Dolphin Sanya, China Dr. LI Songhai Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  1. Dong, L., Caruso, F., Dong, J., Liu, M., Lin, M., & Li, S. (2021). Whistle characteristics of a newly recorded Indo‐Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) population in waters southwest of Hainan Island, China, differ from other humpback dolphin populations. Marine Mammal Science
  2. Dong, L., Dong, J., Caruso, F., Zhao, L., & Li, S. (2021). Temporal variation of the underwater soundscape in Jiaotou Bay, an Indo‐Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) habitat off Hainan Island, China. Integrative Zoology
  3. 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 Mammalogy. 102(2), 384-395.
  4. 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
  5. 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. Iscience, 23(10), 01640.
  6. 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.
Impacts of Environmental Changes on the Chinese White Dolphins in Pearl River Estuary
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary, China Prof. WU Yuping Sun Yat-sen University
Displacement of Kernel Habitat of Coastal Delphinid upon Substantial Anthropogenic Coast Alternations
Chinese White Dolphin Xiamen Bay, China Dr. HUANG Shiang-lin Taiwan Cetacean Society
Population Status and Conservation Strategies of the Yangtze Finless Porpoise in the Low Flow Season of Poyang Lake
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Poyang Lake, China Dr. MEI Zhigang Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
GIS Establishment in Tian’e Zhou Baiji Dolphin National Nature Reserve, Hubei
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Hubei, China Mr. GONG Cheng Tian'e Zhou Baiji Dolphin National Nature Reserve, Hubei
Study on Yangtze Finless Porpoise Conservation Management and Community Development in Hewangmiao, Hubei
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Hubei, China Mr. ZHU Binting Jianli Fisheries Bureau
"Saving the smile" Community Education on Yangtze Finless Porpoise Conservation
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Yangtze River, China Ms GAO Baoyan Wuhan Imaging and Natural Environmental Services Centre, Hubei
Paternity Test on Captive Spotted Seals by Microsatellite Genotyping
Spotted Seal Liaoning, China Mr. SONG Xinran Dalian Sun Asia Tourism Holding Co. Ltd.
Giant Panda Disease Surveillance Through Laboratory Biological Sample Analysis: Capacity Building for Veterinarians
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Dr. LI Desheng China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda
Training on Exhibition Panel Narration and Writing Skills for Giant Panda Nature Reserves in Sichuan
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. YANG Xuyu Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Study on Wildlife Corridor for Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan
Giant Panda & Others Sichuan, China Dr. GU Xiaodong Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Establishment of Standards on Nature Reserve Master Plan and Patrol Techniques in Sichuan
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. YANG Kunlin Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Training on Infra-red Camera Monitoring and Data Application for Conservation Authorities in Shaanxi
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. MA Xiangzu Division of Conservation, Shaanxi Forestry Department
Training on Standardised Establishment and Management at Field Stations in Giant Panda Nature Reserves in Shaanxi
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. ZHANG Junhe Division of Conservation, Shaanxi Forestry Department
A Pilot Management Standardisation Project at Niuweihe Provincial Nature Reserve, Shaanxi
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Ms ZHANG Xiaofeng Shaanxi Province Nature Reserve and Wild Animal Station
Standardisation of Patrol and Monitoring in Nature Reserves in Gansu
Giant Panda Gansu, China Mr. LU Mingyao Wild Animal and Plant Management Authority, Gansu
Study on the Relationship between Climate Change, Functional Micro-habitat Usage and Breeding Success of Wild Alpine Musk Deer
Alpine Musk Deer Gansu, China Prof. MENG Xiuxiang Renmin University of China
Field Identification Handbook of Large and Medium-Sized Wild Mammals and Pheasants in South-western China
Terrestrial Mammals and Pheasants Southwestern China Dr. LI Sheng Peking University
Scaling up the Chinese Pangolin Conservation through Education and Community-based Monitoring Programs to Combat Pangolin Trade in Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal
Chinese Pangolin Nepal Ms. Prativa KASPAL Nepal Rural Development and Environment Protection Council
Conserving Critical Orangutan Habitat in Indonesian Borneo
Bornean Orangutan Indonesia Dr. Mark E. HARRISON OuTrop
Microplastics and Megafauna: Implications of Microplastic Ingestion on Threatened Manta Ray Populations
Reef Manta Ray Indonesia Dr. Andrea MARSHALL Marine Megafauna Foundation
  1. Argeswara, J., Hendrawan, I. G., Dharma, I. G. S., & Germanov, E. (2021). What's in the soup? Visual characterization and polymer analysis of microplastics from an Indonesian manta ray feeding ground. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 168, 112427.
Distribution, Abundance, Fishery and Trade of a Giant, Threatened Reef Fish, the Humphead Wrasse Cheilinus undulatus in the Paracel Islands
Humphead Wrasse Paracel Islands, China Prof. LIU Min Xiamen University
Advancing Conservation for an Endangered Asian Fish, Parahucho perryi Sakhalin Taimen
Sakhalin Taimen Japan Dr. Peter RAND Limnos, LLC
Sidelined Arks in Deep Waters: Conserving Freshwater Taxa in the Southern Western Ghats of India
Freshwater Fish and Amphibians India Dr. Rajeev RAGHAVAN St. Albert's College
Recovering Red-crowned Roofed Turtle, Batagur Kachuga on the Chambal River, Northern India
Red-crowned Roofed Turtle India Dr. Shailendra SINGH Turtle Survival Alliance India
Saving the Last Northern River Terrapins (Batagur baska) in the Sundarbans of India and Bangladesh
Northern River Terrapin India, Bangladesh Dr. Brian HORNE Turtle Survival Alliance
Conservation of Endangered Freshwater Turtles in Hong Kong
Beal's-eyed Turtle and Big-headed Turtle Hong Kong Dr. Yik-hei SUNG Hong Kong Baptist University
  1. Sung, Y. H., Liew, J. L., Chan, H. K., Lee. W. H., Wong, B. H. F., Dingle, C., Karraker, N. E., Spencer, R. J., & Fong, J. J. (2021). Assessing the diet of the endangered Beale’s eyed turtle (Sacalia bealei) using faecal content and stable isotope analyses: Implications for conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems31(8), 1-10.
Study and Conservation of Migratory Chinese Crested Terns (Thalasseus bernsteini) in China and Indonesia
Chinese Crested Tern China & Indonesia Mr. Simba CHAN BirdLife International
Study of Wintering Ground and Breeding Behavior of Blue-crowned Laughingthrush in Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province
Blue-crowned Laughingthrush Jiangxi, China Dr. NG Cho Nam The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
Community Conservation Education on Horseshoe Crabs and their Habitats in Beibu Bay, Guangxi
Horseshoe Crab Guangxi, China Ms LIN Wuying Guangxi Biodiversity Research and Conservation Association
Blue Coral Breeding and Conservation in Xisha, Hainan
Blue Coral Hainan, China Mr. CHEN Hong South China Sea Tropical Marine Biology and Disease  Research Institute, Hainan