Past Projects
Project Name Supported Species Location Principal Investigator Institute
Conservation of the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) Phase II: A Study of Factors Impacting This Species' Reintroduction ‐ Continued
Chinese Giant Salamander Shaanxi, China Dr. Andy KOUBA Memphis Zoological Society
  1. Wang, Q., Zhang, L., Zhao, H., Zhao, Q., Deng, J., Kong, F., Jiang, W., Zhang, H., Liu, H., & Kouba, A. (2021). Abiotic and Biotic Influences on the Movement of Reintroduced Chinese Giant Salamanders (Andrias davidianus) in Two Montane Rivers. Animals, 11(6), 1480.
Monitoring of the Breeding Population and Conservation Promotion of Chinese Crested Tern Against Extinction
Chinese Crested Tern Zhejiang, China Dr. CHEN Shuihua Zhejiang Museum of Natural History
Conservation of the Yellow-crested Cockatoo
Yellow-Crested Cockatoo Indonesia Dr. James D. GILARDI World Parrot Trust USA, Inc.
Fishing to the Brink of Extinction: Manta and Mobulas Conservation Project in the Bohol Sea
Manta and Mobulas The Philippines Ms Diana Maria Margarita A. VERDOTE Physalus
CITES: Saving Thailand’s Threatened Seahorses
Seahorse Thailand Dr. Sarah FOSTER The University of British Columbia
Conservation Promotion of Chinese Sturgeon Focusing on Communities in Yangtze River Estuary
Chinese Sturgeon Shanghai, China Dr. WANG Youji Shanghai Ocean University

Wang, Y., Yuan, M.., Wu, Wu, F., Hu, M. (2013) Conservation progress, existing problems and strategies of Chinese sturgeon Acipenser sinensis in Changjiang River 長江流域中華鱘保育進展、存在問題及對策分析. Bulletin of Biology, 2013(12):1-4. In Chinese.

Yuan, M., Chen, S., Hu, M., Wang, Y. (2014) Strengthening species conservation and raising public awareness: a case study of Chinese sturgeon in Yangtze river mouth 加強物種保護教育培養公眾保育意識--以長江口中華鱘保育研究為例. Bulletin of Biology, 2014, 49(7):11-14. In Chinese.

Status of Sichuan Taimen in Sichuan Province
Sichuan Taimen Sichuan, China Mr. LI Hua Fisheries Institute, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Hot Interpretation at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding: Developing China's First Docent Program
Giant Panda and Red Panda Sichuan, China Dr. Sarah M. BEXELL Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Bamboo Species Identification and Field Monitoring Training for the Staff of Giant Panda Nature Reserves in Gansu
Giant Panda Gansu, China Mr. WANG Zhipo Longyou Environmental Conservation Association of Tianshui
Exploration and Application of Sustainable Development in Communities in the Giant Panda Nature Reserve in Sichuan
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. WU Jiawei Chengdu Kanghua Community Development Centre
Effects of Dolphin-watching Tourism and Trawling Boats on Spatial Utilization and Behaviour of Chinese White Dolphins in Beibu Gulf and Conservation
Chinese White Dolphin Guangxi, China Dr. CHEN Bingyao Nanjing Normal University
Study of Habitat Selection and Activity Pattern of Chinese White Dolphin in Pearl River Estuary and Population Survey of the Western Boundary of the Distribution
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary, China Mr. CHEN To South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
A Bank of Biochemical Evaluating Indicators for Sousa chinensis Living Status in the Pearl River Estuary
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary, China Prof. WU Yuping Sun Yat-sen University
Ecology and Conservation of Coastal Cetaceans in the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve and Adjacent Coastal Waters, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia, with References to Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella
Chinese White Dolphin and Irrawaddy Dolphin Malaysia Dr. Louisa Shobhini PONNAMPALAM MareCet Research Organization of Selangor

Ponnampalam, L. S., Hines, E. M., Monanunsap, S., Ilangakoon, A. D., Junchompoo, C., Adulyanukosol, K., Morse, L. J. (2013) Behavioural observations of coastal Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in Trat Province, Eastern Gulf of Thailand. Aquatic Mammals 39(4): 401-408

Kuit, S. H., Ponnampalam, L. S., Fairul Izmal, J. H., Chong, V. C. (2014) Cetacean research and a precautionary approach in developing dolphin-watching tourism in the coastal waters of the Matang Mangroves. Proceedings Matang Mangrove Forest Management Conference 2014, 27-39

Securing the Future of Gangetic Dolphin in Brahmaputra River System (India) through Local Community Engagement and Empowerment
Ganges River Dolphin India Dr. Abdul WAKID Aaranyak
Quantifying and Reducing By-catch and Consumption of South Asian River Dolphin in Bangladesh
Ganges River Dolphin Bangladesh Dr. Nisha OWEN Zoological Society of London
Understanding Populations of Ganges River Dolphins Platanista gangeticain Nepal and Initiating Local Efforts to Conserve Remaining Population
Ganges River Dolphin Nepal Mr. Shambhu PAUDEL Forestry Research and Nature Development Society
Understanding Population of Platanista gangetica in Nepalese Waterways of the Koshi River and Initiating Local Efforts to Preserve Habitat and Conserve the Species in the Wild
Ganges river dolphin Nepal Prof. Tej Kumar SHRESTHA School of Environmental Science and Management, Pokhara University
Conservation of the Indus River Dolphin and its Habitat in Pakistan through Communities Participation
Indus River Dolphin Pakistan Dr. Uzma KHAN World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan
Effect of Aquatic Environmental Change to Population Dynamics of Chinese White Dolphin in Pearl River Estuary
Chinese White Dolphin Sichuan, China Prof. WU Yuping Sun Yat-sen University
Awareness and Education among Communities around Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve
Chinese White Dolphin Pearl River Estuary Mr. CHEN Xi Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve
Feasibility Study on Ex-situ Conservation and Habitat Enhancement for Yangtze Finless Porpoise in Tian'e-Zhou Oxbow Lake
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Hubei, China Mr. GONG Cheng Hubei Tian'ezhou Baiji National Nature Reserve
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Yangtze Finless Porpoise in River Convergent Area in Anqing
Yangtze Finless Porpoise Shanghai, China Prof. YU Daoping Anqing Teachers College
Zhang X., Yu, D., Wang, H., Wan, A., Chen M., Tao F., Song Z. (2015) Effects of fish community on occurrences of Yangtze finless porpoise in confluence of the Yangtze and Wanhe Rivers. Environmental science and pollution research. DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-4102-x
Community-Driven Monitoring and Conservation of Palawan's Threatened Dugongs
Dugong The Philippines Ms Patricia DAVIS Community Centred Conservation (C3)
Phylogeography of the Dugong (Dugong dugo) Based on Historical Samples
Dugong Others Dr. Stephanie PLÖN Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Full Blood Examination and Blood Biochemistry of the Spotted Seal
Spotted seal - Dr. Song Xinrang Dalian Sunasia Tourism Holding Co. Ltd.
Komodo Dragon Population Monitoring and Capacity Building in the North Flores Nature Reserve, Indonesia
Komodo Dragon Indonesia Dr. Claudio Ciofi University of Florence
Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) Conservation Initiative: Through Research and Community Interface in the Narayani River Basin of Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Gharial Nepal Mr. Dol Raj THANET Tribal Society for Biodiversity Conservation
Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) Conservation in the National Chambal Sanctuary, India
Gharial India Prof. Jeffrey W. LANG Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
Tagging and Releasing Sea Turtles to Raise Conservation Awareness in China
Green Sea Turtle and Hawksbill Sea Turtle China Mr. Frederick C. YEH Sea Turtles 911
Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Programme: Launching the National Siamese Crocodile Reintroduction and Reinforcement Programme
Siamese Crocodile Cambodia Ms Sarah BROOK Fauna & Flora International
Ecology of Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) and Impact of Climate Change in the Corridor between Annapurna Conservation Area and Shey Phoksundo National Park, Nepal
Snow Leopard Nepal Mr. Achyut ARYAL The University of Sydney

Aryal, A., Brunton, D., Ji, W., Barraclough, R.K., Raubenheimer, D. (2014) Human–carnivore Conflict: Ecological and Economical Sustainability of Predation on Livestock by Snow Leopard and Other Carnivores in the Himalaya. Sustainability Science. DOI:

Aryal, A., Brunton, D., Ji, W., Karmacharya, D., McCarthy, T., Bencini, R., and Raubenheimer, D. (2014) Multipronged Strategy Including Genetic Analysis for Assessing Conservation Options for the Snow Leopard in the Central Himalaya. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(4):871-881. DOI:

The Forgotten Species: Fostering Hog Deer Conservation in Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam, India
Hog Deer India Ms Alolika SINHA Aaranyak
Implementation of a Systematic Reintroduction Programme for Rehabilitant Orangutans in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Bornean Orangutan Indonesia Dr. Karmele Llano SANCHEZ Yayasan IAR Indonesia
Addressing Human‐Orangutan Conflict in Agricultural Landscapes in Northern Sumatra
Sumatran Orangutan Indonesia Mr. Panut HADISISWOYO Yayasan Orangutan Sumatera Lestari – Orangutan Information Centre
Sensitizing Local Communities in Nepal and India in Conservation of the Declining Greater One-horned Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) with Training and Education
Greater One-horned Rhino (Indian Rhinoceros) India Ms Sally R. WALKER Zoo Outreach Organization Trust
Assessment of the Status of the Critically Endangered Delacour’s Langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) and Recommendation for its Conservation
Delacour's Langur Vietnam Mr. Tilo NADLER Frankfurt Zoological Society
Conservation of Northern White-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) in the Core Zone of the Nam Et Phou Louey National Protected Area Core Zone, Houaphan Lao PDR: Identifying Population size, Distribution, and Key Habitat to Build Resilience to t
Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Lao PDR Mr. Troy HANSEL Wildlife Conservation Society
Ushering Tiger Conservation in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India using Genetic Population Monitoring and Field Equipments
Bengal Tiger India Mr. Udayan BORTHAKUR Aaranyak
Follow-up Study of the Translocated Giant Panda "Luxin"
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Dr. Gu Xiaodong Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Promotional Video Production for Giant Panda Nature Reserves in Sichuan
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. YANG Xuyu Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Training Course for New Management Techniques and Standards for Nature Reserves in Sichuan
Giant Panda Sichuan, China Mr. YANG Xuyu Sichuan Province Wildlife Resource Survey and Conservation Station
Habitat Restoration and Capacity Building in Guanyinshan Nature Reserve, Shaanxi
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. CHENG Hongfei Guanyinshan Provincial Nature Reserve Administration
Establishing Conservation Management Plan for Giant Panda Habitats and Corridors in Taibai County
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. CHU Longfei Shaanxi Forestry Department
Advanced Training on Geographic Information System Techniques for Key Technical Staff in Giant Panda Nature Reserves in Qinling, Shaanxi
Giant Panda Shaanxi, China Mr. CHU Longfei Shaanxi Forestry Department
Establishment of Education Bases for Aquatic Wildlife Conservation in Schools
- Shanghai, China Ms ZHAN Li Shanghai Leyu Communication Ltd.