RCG Past Project History

Information on the RC grants awarded prior to 2004 as well as the early history of the program is available in a downloadable article published in Ursus.  To see a copy click here>>>


IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2011

Domokos, Csaba.  $6,300 USD.  Brown bear conservation and research program in a model area in Romania (especially in relation to proposed highway).

Miller, Keith.  $2,200 USD.  Identifying potential corridors for the Andean bear in Venezuela.

Murtskavaladze, Marine.  $4,700 USD. Taxonomy and population structure of brown bear  in the southern Caucasus.

Nawaz, Muhammad Ali.  $9,697 USD. Population status and conservation needs for the Himalayan brown bears Broghil N.P., Pakistan.

Sathyakumar, S.  $9,000 USD. Population genetics of Asiatic black bear  in Dachigam Landscape, Kashmir, India .

Scotson, Lorraine. $5,000 USD.  Spatial distribution, ecology and conservation status of Asiatic black bear and Malayan sun bear in Lao.

Sharma, Sandeep and Trishna Dutta.  $9,000 USD.  Landscape genetics of sloth bears  in central India .

Viteri, Maria Paulina.  $5,000 USD.  Population fragmentation and phylogeography of Andean bears in Ecuador.

Wang, Dejun and Cheng Wen.  $9,000 USD.  Searching for sun bears in China.


 

IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2010

Choudhury, Anwaruddin.  $5,700 USD.  Records of sloth bear and Maylayan sun bear in north-east India.

Christescu, Bogdan.  $4,650 USD.  Role of behavioral adaptations in safeguarding a species: brown bear  response to open-pit mine development in west-central Alberta, Canada.

Nawaz, Muhammad Ali.  $7,250 USD.  Population surveys of the Himalayan brown bearsin the Karakoram Range, Pakistan.

Powell, Victoria.  $5,100 USD. Resource and habitat use of Malayan sun bear in Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra.

PROMETA.  $4,665 USD.  Documenting and mapping the presence of Andean bears in the southern limits of their range in Bolivia.

Reynolds, Harry (Gobi Bear Proj.).  $7,500 USD.  Abundance, distribution, movements, and breeding patterns of the Gobi bear in the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area A, Mongolia.

Scotson, Lorraine. $5,000 USD.  Spatial distribution, ecology and conservation status of Asiatic black bear and Malayan sun bear in Lao.


IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2009

Appleton, Robyn.  $6,500 USD.  Feeding ecology, behavior and number of Andean bears on Cerro Venado, Peru.

Castellanos, Armando.  $4,900 USD.  Habitat use, activity patterns, and home range of Andean bears, Ecuador.

Christescu, Bogdan.  $5,000 USD.  Brown bear response to encroaching development in the Foothills of Alberta Canada.

Dharaiya, Nisith.  $4,665 USD.  Evaluating habitat and human-bear conflict…to seek solutions for human-bear coexistence, India.

Islam, Anwarul.  $5,565 USD.  Bear conservation through  education/awareness program in Bangladesh.

Márquez, Robert (Wildl. Cons. Soc.). $9,500 USD.  Building capacity to survey and monitor Andean bears in Columbia .

Nawaz, Muhammad Ali.  $6,400 USD.  Population surveys of the Himalayan brown bears … Karakoram Range, Pakistan.

Powell, Victoria.  $9,900 USD. Population survey and  broad habitat preferences of sun bear in Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra.


 

IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2008

Appleton, Robyn.  $8,000 USD.  Ecology and abundance of Andean Bears in the tropical dry forests of northern Peru.

Aryal, Achyut.  $8,000 USD.  Community based Himalayan brown bear conservation & research in Manasalu Conservation Area, Nepal.

Christescu, Bogdan.  $5,225 USD.  Brown bear response to encroaching development in the Foothills of Alberta Canada .

Islam, Anwarul.  $8,900 USD.  Baseline survey of bears in Bangladesh.

Karamanlidis, Alexandros and Andreas Zedrosser.  $3,000 USD.  Status of brown bears  in Albania and FYROM  .

Lhagvasuren, Badamjav.  $7,000 USD.  Brown bear status in northern Mongolia.

Márquez, Robert (Wildl. Cons. Soc.). $4,970 USD.  Building capacity to survey and monitor Andean bears in Columbia .

Murtskhvsladze, Marine.  $4,500 USD.  Survey of taxonomy and population structure of brown bears in Georgia.

Steinmetz, Robert. $1,000 USD.  Travel to Bangladesh to give workshop on bear sign identification.

Zug, Rebecca.  $5,000 USD. Conserving Andean bears on private lands in the Ecuadorian Andes.


 

IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2007

Bargali, Harendra Singh.  $7,000 USD.  Evaluation and planning of bear conservation in Uttaranchal, India.

Garcia-Rangel, Shaenandhoa.  $4,700 USD.  Distribution, habitat, and landscape use of the Andean bear in Sierra de Portuguesa, Venezuelan Andes.

Giannokopoulos, Alexios.  $1,200 USD.  Impact of highways & construction on bear population, Greece.

Lhagvasuren, Badamjav.  $7,000 USD. Brown bear status in northern Mongolia.

Ngoprasert, Dusit. $4,500 USD. Assessment of behaviors of reintroduced Asiatic black bear in the wild as  predictors of reintroduction success, Thailand .

Olsson, Annette (Cons. Int.). $8,500 USD. Bear conservation in Cambodia.

Skvarla Sanderlin, Jamie. $5,500 USD. Noninvasive genetic mark-recapture misidentification error. Georgia, USA.

Viteri, Maria Paulina.  $3,400 USD.  Genetic diversity and structure among Andean bear populations in Ecuador.

White, Stuart.  $1,500 USD.  Conservation of Andean bears and their cloud forest and paramo habitat in the Ecuadorian highlands.

Zhu, Xiaojian.  $7,000 USD.  Asiatic black bear occupancy in Sichuan Province, China — distribution mapping, trend monitoring, and discerning factors related to persistence or extirpation.


 

IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2006

Baskin, Leonid, and Victor Radeloff.  $4,320 USD.  Landscape analysis in relation to population recovery of the brown bear in Russia.

Bear Specialist Group.  (Garshelia & McLellan)  $22,000 USD.  Workshop to delineate the distribution and conservation status of Asian bears.

Chauhan, N.P.S. $8,000 USD.  Phase II: Status survey of Malayan sun bear in north-eastern India.

Fredriksson, Gabriella.  $4,360 USD. Indo-Malay language ‘sun bear sign survey’ manual for local use.

Garcia-Rangel, Shaenandhoa. $3,500 USD.  Distribution, habitat, and landscape use of the Andean bear in Sierra de Portuguesa, Venezuelan Andes.

Johnson, Marci.  $1,820 USD.  Study the influence of baiting (for hunting) on the behavior of the American black bear.

López González, Carlos A.  $7,000 USD.  Mexican black bear (Ursus americanus) ecology,  conservation, and management in the State of Sonora, Mexico.

Nawaz, Muhammad Ali. $4,800 USD. Diet study of Himalayan brown bears (Ursus arctos isabellinus) in Deosai National  Park, Pakistan by using molecular genetic techniques.

Viteri, Maria Paulina.  $6,000 USD.  Genetic diversity and structure among Andean bear populations in the Condor Bioreserve, Ecuador.

Wong, Seiw Te.  $10,000 USD. The effects of selective logging on Malayan sun bears and bearded pigs in lowland tropical rainforests of Borneo.

Yadav, Bhupendra.  $6,400 USD. Asiatic black bear conservation and management issues in Langtang National Park and Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.

Zhu, Xiaojian.  $5,500 USD. Asiatic black bear occupancy in Sichuan Province, China — distribution mapping, trend monitoring, and discerning factors related to persistence or extirpation.


IBA Research & Conservation Grants - 2005

Aditya, Vishnu (Fredricksson).  $4,303 USD.  Distribution mapping of the Asiatic black bear in Sumatra.

Baskin, Leonid, and Victor Radeloff.  $4,320 USD.  Landscape analysis in relation to population recovery of the brown bear in Russia.

Galbreath, Gary. $4,600 USD.  Mitochondrial mapping to determine population heterogeneity of the Asiatic black bear in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

Holte, Cynthia.  $5,000 USD.  Population trends and isolation of the Asiatic black bear in Nepal's protected areas.

Nawaz, Muhammad Ali.  $4,000 USD.  Genetic studies of brown bears in Deosai National Park in Pakistan.

Reynolds, Harry.  $6,000 USD.  Size and habitat use of the Gobi brown bear population in Mongolia.

Olsson, Annette (Cons. Int’l).  $5,000 USD.  Sun and Asiatic black bear conservation in southwest Cambodia.

Velez-Liendo, Ximena.  $4,500.  Population estimation of the Andean bear using non-invasive methods and DNA in two parks in Bolivia.

Viteri, Maria Paulina.  $5,592 USD.  Population estimation, genetic diversity and structure of the Andean bear in Ecuador.

Yoganand, K.  $5,800 USD.  Mapping the sloth bear distribution in Mizoran and Tripura States in northeastern India.

Zhu, Xiaogan.  $5,200 USD.  Methodology for mapping and monitoring Asiatic black bear populations in China.


IBA Research & conservation Grants - 2004

Augeri, Dave.  $2,500 USD.  Genetics analysis of samples previously collected for the sun bear in Sumatra and Borneo.

Baskin, Leonid, and Victor Radeloff.  $4,000 USD.  Landscape analysis in relations to population recovery of the brown bear in Russia.

Castellanos, Armando.  $5,000 USD.  Habitat use and home range as a basis for conservation, management, and conservation education for the Andean bear in Imbabura, Ecuador.

Chauhan, N.P.S.  $2,500 USD.  Status, distribution, habitat use, threats, and suggested management of the Asiatic black bear in Manipur State, India.

De Barba, Marta.  $5,000 USD.  Establishment of long-term monitoring protocol for the brown bear in the Italian Alps, Italy.

Galbreath, Gary.  $4,500.  Mitochondrial mapping to determine population heterogeneity of the Asiatic black bear in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

Garshelis, Dave.  $5,000 USD.  Asiatic black bear movements and habitat use in panda reserves in China.

Gutleb, Bernard.  $4,500.  Distribution and status of the Asiatic black bear in Iran.

Leacock, William.  $4,000.  Population differentiation and effects of landscape factors for the brown bear in Kamchatka, Russia.

Wong, Siew Te.  $5,000.  Effects of selective logging on the sun bear in Borneo.

Zahler, Peter.  $5,000.  Distribution and status of the Asiatic black bear in eastern Afghanistan (project abandoned due to unsafe conditions).