Demonstration Projects

Third Round

Enhancing Cooperation between Argentina and Chile for the Sustainable Management of the Biocultural Landscape of Araucaria Araucana
Country
Description
Argentina

Proponent
Universidad Nacional del Comahue

Collaborators

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología, Agropecuaria Bariloche (Argentina), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Universidad de La Frontera (Chile), CONAF (Chile), Universidad Austral e Instituto Forestal (Chile), Parque Nacional Lanín (Chile)
This project aims to strengthen technical and scientific cooperation between Argentina and Chile for the protection of the endangered Araucaria araucana species, including methods for estimating seed production, ecological restoration, inspection and harvest regulation based on conservation indicators and fair trade.
Strengthening Capacities for the Effective Implementation of the Access and Benefit Sharing Regime in Bhutan
Country
Description
Bhutan

Proponent
National Biodiversity Centre

Collaborators

Yamanouchi Gousha Co. Ltd. (Japan)
This project aims to strengthen and improve national capacities on effective implementation of ABS regime in Bhutan through building capacities in biodiscovery research and strengthening long-term collaboration for natural product development.
Corridor Identification for the KAZA Lion Landscape Connectivity Model
Country
Description
Botswana

Proponent
Trans-Kalahari Predator-Programme, WildCAT Botswana Trust

Collaborators

KAZA Carnivore Conservation Coalition (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Oxford University (United Kingdom), Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Bostwana)
The KAZA Lion Landscape Connectivity Model aims to use spatial analysis to predict potential corridors for lions across the landscape and identify potential human-lion conflict hotspots. The original model was developed based on Zimbabwe data. This project aims to collect data in Botswana to increase the accuracy of the model locally.
Developing a Unified Platform for Invasive Alien Species Management by South American Countries to Contribute to the Achievement of SDG/2030 Agenda Target 8 and Aichi Target 9
Country
Description
Brazil

Proponent
Horus Institute for Environmental Conservation and Development

Collaborators

Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina), Universidad de la República (Uruguay), DINAMA MVOTMA (Uruguay), Guyra Paraguay (Paraguay)
The goals of this project are to develop a regional unified information platform to provide data in Spanish, Portuguese and English on invasive species in the listed countries; develop a cell phone application for data collection by collaborators; and develop a unified data validation protocol for invasive alien species.
Study of Heavy Metal Metabolic Pathways to Develop Probiotic Bacteria to Protect Local People Exposed to Arsenic and Cadmium Contamination
Country
Description
Chile

Proponent
Universidad Arturo Prat

Collaborators

University of Chile (Chile), Universidad Yachay Tech (Ecuador)
This project aims to isolate natural marine and/or terrestrial sediment bacteria highly resistant to arsenic and/or cadmium to produce biotechnology that prevents human populations to consume contaminated drink water or food.
Capacity Building for the Rapid Documentation of Mycodiversity in Central and West Africa
Country
Description
Congo

Proponent
Initiative des Champignons et des Plantes du Congo

Collaborators

Marien Ngouabi University (Republic of Congo), Wildlife Conservation Society (Republic of Congo), University of Parakou (Benin)
This project aims at training early career mycologists in the Republic of Congo and Benin in documenting the fungal diversity in the two sub-regions of Africa.
Building Capacity for Grenadines Wildlife and Habitat Protection
Country
Description
Grenada

Proponent
Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Collaborators

Forestry Department and Fisheries Division (Grenada), Kipaji Inc. (Grenada), Ocean Spirits Inc. (Grenada), Forestry Department and Fisheries Division (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Coast Guard (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Science Initiative for Environmental Conservation and Education (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Tobago Cays Marine Park (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Tombolo Maps and Design (United States), Conservation Drones (United Kingdom)
This project aims to increase the capacity of law enforcement and monitoring stakeholders to monitor and enforce wildlife and habitat protection legislation on remote islands by providing training in the use of remote monitoring tools and access to equipment.
Local Program for the Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity of Pasture Resources of Rural Settlements Located within the Borders of the Katon-Karagay State
Country
Description
Kazakhstan

Proponent
East Kazakhstan Agricultural Experimental Station and National Agrarian Scientific and Educational Center (Ministry of Agriculture)

Collaborators

Katon-Karagay State National Natural Park (Kazakhstan), Xinjiang Academy of Agriculture (China)
The project seeks to integrate the knowledge and skills of scientific and industrial enterprises of Kazakhstan and China to improve and rehabilitate degraded grazing resource in order to increase the productivity of pastures and the development of livestock farming in rural Kazakhstan.
Global Assessment of Microplastics in Primates: Sharing Technical Skills to Identifying a Growing Wildlife Problem
Country
Description
Mexico

Proponent
Instituto de Ecología AC

Collaborators

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil), Pontifícia Univ. Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Sun Yat-Sen University (China), Northwest University (China), German Primate Center (Germany), Robert Koch Institute (Germany), Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour (Germany), Univ. Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Mexico), Chubu University (Japan), Kyoto University (Japan), Makerere University (Uganda), Universidad de Cádiz (Spain), George Washington University (United States), Northwestern University (United States), Hunter College (United States), University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States), Indiana University (United States), Indiana University (United States)
The objective of the project is to build a network of researchers and institutions to assess how microplastics threaten biodiversity globally, using primates as a model group. Using standardized procedures and technological advances, the network of 25 researchers from 12 countries will sample microplastics in dung samples from 88 populations for 37 primate species across the world.
Cascading Long Term Effects of Fire on Savanna Biodiversity in the Southern Hemisphere, Brazil and Namibia
Country
Description
Namibia

Proponent
University of Namibia

Collaborators

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
This project aims to identify patterns in the eco-evolutionary dynamics of plants, insects, and soil physicochemical properties in savannas to different fire regimes by sampling fire trial sites in Namibia and Brazil.
Recognising and Building on Customary Marine Management through Audio-Visual Approaches: Milne Bay Papua New Guinea
Country
Description
Papua New Guinea

Proponent
Eco Custodian Advocates Inc.

Collaborators

German Development Cooperation (Germany), Blue Ventures Conservation (United Kingdom)
This project aims to help communities record the rules and regulations for their Customary Marine Management Areas (CuMMAs) that they established orally with the objective to have them codified through formal approval and recognition.
+Seeds: More Biodiversity, More Sustainable Development, More Cotton
Country
Description
Paraguay

Proponent
Instituto Paraguayo de Investigación Agraria

Collaborators

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (Argentina), Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras (Bolivia), Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agropecuaria y Forestal (Bolivia), Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (Bolivia), Brazilian Cooperation Agency (Brazil), Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Brazil), AGROSAVIA (Colombia), ProSierra (Colombia), Instituto Humboldt (Colombia), Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (Ecuador), Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (Ecuador), Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (Paraguay), Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Peru), Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (Peru), FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
The "+Seeds" initiative seeks to establish a network of researchers and germplasm banks in the listed countries to recover and conserve South American cotton seed varieties and the cultural rescue of the biodiversity of each country.
Establishing the First Transboundary Vulture Safe Zone to Address the Southern African Vulture Crisis
Country
Description
South Africa

Proponent
Endangered Wildlife Trust

Collaborators

Raptors Botswana (Botswana), BirdLife Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe), BirdLife South Africa (South Africa), IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group, CMS Multi-species Action Plan for African Vultures
This project aims to catalyse the formation of a network of landowners and stakeholders that commit to managing their properties in a vulture-safe manner and to establish the first transboundary vulture safe zone (VSZ) within important vulture sites of southern Africa.
Sustainable Horticultural for Improvement of Community Livelihood and Biodiversity of Rubeho Forest Reserve in Gairo District, Tanzania
Country
Description
United Republic of Tanzania

Proponent
Conservation of Nature for Survival

Collaborators

PELUM Kenya (Kenya)
The project intends to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Chanjale ward by enabling them with conscientization on use of organic inputs in agricultural production and capacity building on irrigation organic farming system, with a focus on horticulture.
Enabling Indigenous Technical and Scientific Cooperation for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Resilience among Traditional Leaders in Vanuatu
Country
Description
Vanuatu

Proponent
Santo Sunset Environment Network and Eden Hope Foundation

Collaborators

Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (Vanuatu), Climate Action Network (Vanuatu), Pacific Island Climate Action Network
The project supports the indigenous peoples of West Coast Santo to access scientific knowledge and resources related to biodiversity conservation and climate resilience by linking the indigenous-led Santo Sunset Environment Network to experts from member countries of the Pacific Island Climate Action Network.

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