Past Projects
Project Name Supported Species Location Principal Investigator Institute
Forming a Scientific Foundation for Coral Reef Restoration and Resilience in Hong Kong
Staghorn Coral China, Hong Kong Dr. David BAKER The University of Hong Kong
Building Capacity to Ensure Sustainable Management Frameworks and Practices that Conserve the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican, the Endangered Black-faced Spoonbill, Greater Adjutant and the Vulnerable Sarus Crane in the Wetlands of the Cambodia
Black-faced Spoonbill, Greater Adjutant, Bengal Florican, Sarus Crane Cambodia Mr. James LYON Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Initiation Work for Conservation of Yellow-breasted Bunting, Emberiza aureola
Yellow-breasted Bunting Hong Kong Dr. NG Cho Nam The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
Conservation Genomic Inquiry to Save the Critically Endangered Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush from the Brink of Extinction
Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Indonesia, Singapore Dr. Frank Erwin RHEINDT National University of Singapore
Community-led Seahorse Conservation in Southwest Cambodia
Various species of seahorse Cambodia Ms. Kate WEST Fauna & Flora International
Right from the Start: Guiding the Philippines as it Works Towards Implementing CITES for Vulnerable Seahorses
Various species of seahorse Philippines Dr. Amanda VINCENT Project Seahorse
  1. Vaidyanathan, T., & Vincent, A. C. J. (2021). State of seahorse fisheries in India, nearly two decades after they were banned. Biodiversity and Conservation, 30, 2223-2253.
Investigation of Big-head Schizothoracin Resources and Habitat in Xinjiang Tarim River
Big-head Schizothoracin China Mr. ZHANG Renming Fisheries Science Research Institute of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Research and Action to Advance Conservation of Taimen
Sakhalin Taimen Japan Dr. Peter RAND Limnos, LLC
  1. Fukushima, M. and Rand, P.S., 2021. High rates of consecutive spawning and precise homing in Sakhalin taimen (Parahucho perryi). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 104(1), 41-52.
Competition Stress from Exotic Sturgeon Species on Wild Population of Chinese Sturgeon in the Yangtze River Estuary
Chinese Sturgeon China Dr. ZHAO Feng East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Research on Leishan Spiny Toad Habitat Selection for Reproduction
Leishan Spiny Toad China Mr. LI Shize Moutai University
Amphibian Conservation on the Roof of Indochina
Botsford's Leaf-litter Frog and Sterling's Toothed Toad Vietnam Mr. Benjamin TAPLEY Zoological Society of London
  1. Nguyen, L. T., Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, C. T., Portway, C., Harding, L., Luong, H. V., & Rowley, J. J. (2020). A description of the tadpole of the Critically Endangered Botsford’s leaf-litter frog (Leptobrachella botsfordi) with comments on the distribution and conservation status of the species. Zootaxa, 4860(2), 293-300.

Some Like it Hot But How About Critically Endangered Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus)? Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Nesting and Reproduction of Gharials in Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Gharial Nepal Mr. Ashish BASHYAL Biodiversity Conservancy Nepal
Safeguarding Endangered Turtle Populations in Hong Kong
Big-headed turtle, Beal's eyed turtle Hong Kong Dr. SUNG Yik Hei Hong Kong Baptist University
  1. Fong, J. J., Sung Y. H. and Ding L. 2020. Comparative Analysis of the Fecal Microbiota of Wild and Captive Beal’s Eyed Turtle (Sacalia bealei) by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing. Frontiers in microbiology, 11, 57089.
  2. Lam, I. P., Sung, Y. H., Lin, L., & Fong, J. J. (2020). Developing quantitative PCR assays to detect threatened and invasive freshwater turtles in Hong Kong using environmental DNA. Conservation Genetics Resources12(2), 293-300.
  3. Sung, Y. H., & Fong, J. J. (2018). Assessing consumer trends and illegal activity by monitoring the online wildlife trade. Biological Conservation227, 219-225.
  4. 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.
Systematic Surveys for Annamite Endemic Mammals in Pu Mat National Park
Annamite Striped Rabbit, Owston’s Civet, Large-antlered Muntjac, Truong Son / Roosevelts’ Muntjac, Saola Vietnam Dr. Minh LE Global Wildlife Conservation
  1. Nguyen, T. V., Tilker, A., Nguyen, A., Hörig, L., Axtner, J., Schmidt, A., Le, M., Nguyen, A. H. Q., Rawson, B. M. Wilting, A. & Fickel, J. (2021). Using terrestrial leeches to assess the genetic diversity of an elusive species: The Annamite striped rabbit Nesolagus timminsi. Environmental DNA, 3(4), 780-791.
Conservation of the Endangered Hog Deer (Axis porcinus) in Northeast India
Hog Deer India Ms. Alolika SINHA Aaranyak
Developing a Rehabilitation Centre for Sunda Pangolin, Manis javanica, in North Sumatra
Sunda Pangolin Indonesia Miss Louise FLETCHER Kukang Rescue Program
Informed Landscape Conservation: a Multi-species Study Evaluating the Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation and Quality on Ranging Patterns of Threatened Wildlife in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Sunda Pangolin, Asian Elephant, Reticulated Python, Malay Civet, Bearded Pig, Philippine Slow Loris Malaysia Dr. Benoit GOOSSENS Danau Girang Field Centre
  1. Evans, M. N., Müller, C. T., Kille, P., Asner, G. P., Guerrero-Sanchez, S., Bakar, M. S. A., & Goossens, B. (2021). Space-use patterns of Malay civets (Viverra tangalunga) persisting within a landscape fragmented by oil palm plantations. Landscape Ecology, 36(3), 915-930.
Standardisation of Patrol and Monitoring in Nature Reserves in Gansu
Giant Panda China Prof. LU Mingyao Wild Animal and Plant Management Authority, Gansu
Combining Alternative Livelihood Training and Environmental Education to the Community in Motianling Nature Reserve
Giant Panda, Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, Takin China Mr. FENG De Motianling Provincial Nature Reserve, Shaanxi
Wildlife Monitoring Project in Taibai Niuweihe Provincial Nature Reserve, Shaanxi
Giant Panda China Mr. YU Yao Niuweihe Provincial Nature Reserve
Cloud Platform Setup for Public Education on Aquatic Wildlife
/ China Mr. ZHOU Xiaohua National Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Association
Catalysing Community-led Marine Conservation in Sulawesi
/ Indonesia Dr. Alasdair HARRIS Blue Ventures
Population Distribution and Feeding Ecology of Finless Porpoise in Liaodong Bay and Northern Yellow Sea
Narrow-ridged Finless Porpoise China Dr. LU Zhichuang Liaoning Ocean and Fisheries Science Research Institute
Activity Pattern and Habitat Utilisation of Yangtze Finless Porpoise in Zhenjiang Nature Reserve, Hubei
Yangtze Finless Porpoise China Dr. MEI Zhigang Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Diurnal Pattern of Habitat Use vs. Anthropogenic Noise in Core Areas of Chinese White Dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Hong Kong Waters
Chinese White Dolphin, Indo-pacific Finless Porpoise Hong Kong Dr. LIN Tzu-Hao Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Environmental Pollution in Pearl River Estuary and the Health of Chinese White Dolphin
Chinese White Dolphin China Prof. WU Yuping Sun Yat-sen University
  1. Ning, X., Gui, D., He, X. and Wu, Y. 2020. Diet Shifts Explain Temporal Trends of Pollutant Levels in Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from the Pearl River Estuary, China. Environmental Science & Technology54(20), 13110-13120.
  2. Zhang, X., Luo, D., Yu, R. Q., Xie, Z., He, L. and Wu, Y. (2020). Microplastics in the endangered Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from the Pearl River Estuary, China. Environmental Pollution, 270, 116057.
  3. Zhang, X., Zhan, F., Yu, R.Q., Sun, X. and Wu, Y., 2021. Bioaccumulation of legacy organic contaminants in pregnant indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis): Unique features on the transplacental transfer. Science of The Total Environment, 785, 147287.
Research on Mechanical Effects of Large-Scale Reclamation Projects on Habitat Use of Chinese White Dolphin
Chinese White Dolphin China Dr. WU Haiping Qinzhou University
Assessment of Characteristics and Distribution of Human-Induced Underwater Noise in Chinese White Dolphin Habitats, Pearl River Estuary
Chinese White Dolphin China Dr. FANG Liang Sun Yat-sen University