Past Projects
Project Name Supported Species Location Principal Investigator Institute
Impact of climate change on the habitat connectivity and morphological traits of Rana boulengeri
Boulenger's spiny frog China Prof. HU Junhua Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Monitoring and welfare assessment of captive Yangtze finless porpoise pregnancy and postnatal care
Yangtze finless porpoise China Dr. HAO Yujiang Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  1. Serres, A., Hao, Y., & Wang, D. (2020). Body contacts and social interactions in captive odontocetes are influenced by the context: An implication for welfare assessment. Animals, 10(6), 924.
  2. Serres, A., Hao, Y., & Wang, D. (2021). Contextual impacts on individual and synchronous breathing rate variations in three captive odontocete groups. Zoo Biology, 40(1), 20-32.
  3. Serres, A., Robeck, T., Deng, X., Steinman, K., Hao, Y. and Wang, D. (2020). Social, Reproductive and Contextual Influences on Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites in Captive Yangtze Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) and Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens1(1), 24-41.
  4. Serres, A., Xu, C., Hao, Y. and Wang, D., 2021. The Click Production of Captive Yangtze Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaorientalis) Is Influenced by Social and Environmental Factors. Animals, 11(2), 511.
Summarising experience and promotion of Yangtze finless porpoise wild population recovery in Dongting Lake
Yangtze finless porpoise China Dr. HAN Yi Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Risk assessment and countermeasures on fish bait disease of Yangtze finless porpoise in Tian'ezhou National Nature Reserve, Hubei
Yangtze finless porpoise China Dr. YUAN Junfa Huazhong Argricultural University
Prediction on population abundance, spatio-temporal distribution, and optimal habitat of Yangtze finless porpoise in Nanjing
Yangtze finless porpoise China Dr. CHEN Bingyao Nanjing Normal University
Local community collaboration for the successful conservation of the Bali starling
Bali starling Indonesia Ms. Carolyn KENWRICK Begawan Foundation
Development of a forensic toolkit to aid in the conservation and the prevention of illegal trade of the critically endangered helmeted hornbill
Helmeted hornbill Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand Dr. Caroline DINGLE The University of Hong Kong
Distribution and threatened status re-evaluation of Sinocyclocheilus microphthalmus, a cavefish endangered and endemic to China
Small eye golden-line fish China Prof. ZHAO Yahui institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ecological studies on cetaceans with a focus on the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) around Penang island
Irrawaddy dolphin, Chinese white dolphin, Indo-pacific finless porpoise, Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin Malaysia Dr Leela RAJAMANI Universiti Sains Malaysia
Cetacean Health and Stranding Response Program: a One Health Initiative in the Philippines
Multiple species of cetaceans The Philippines Dr. Marie OBUSAN Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI)
An assessment of gene flow, genetic connectivity and evolution throughout S. E. Asia and the Coral Triangle to promote informed marine conservation planning and management
Multiple species of corals Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands Dr. Benjamin WAINWRIGHT National University of Singapore
Population, habitats and conservation of the critical endangered Vietnamese giant land snail (Bertia cambojiensis): Research and local capacity building
Vietnamese giant land snail Vietnam Prof. Duc Huy HOANG University of Science, Vietname National University Ho Chi Minh City
Confirmation of additional individuals of Rafetus swinhoei in the wild and sexing the Dong Mo Turtle in Vietnam
Yangtze giant softshell turtle Vietnam Mr. Timonthy McCORMACK Asia Turtle Program of Indo-Myanmar Conservation
Conservation genomics of the critically endangered golden coin turtle (Cuora trifasciata) and application to ex-situ breeding and wildlife DNA forensics
Golden coin turtle Hong Kong Prof. Jonathan FONG Lingnan University
Understanding impacts of climate change on at-sea populations of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Malaysia and the Philippines
Green turtle Malaysia, The Philippines Dr. Nicolas PILCHER Marine Research Foundation
Identification of key protection area for snow leopards in Sanjiangyuan under climate change
Snow leopard China Dr. CHENG Chen Peking University Centre for Nature and Society
Study on sustainable grazing and management policy of giant panda's habitat
Giant panda China Dr. LI Binbin Duke Kunshan 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.