RCG Project Reports
Bear research team in northern Laos

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This section offers a look into the workings and results of projects that have been supported by IBA Research and Conservation Grants.  It should be noted that in many cases, if not most, funds from other sources have contributed to the completion of the work.  However, there have been many instances in which the IBA grant provided the only financial support.

A second function of this section is to provide examples of a variety of progress and final reports to applicants for grants and to grant recipients.  We do not have a set format for these reports since each worker’s situation is different.  In the case of progress reports we want a clearly written summary of progress since any previous reports.  Final reports should provide a complete description of the project, location. objectives, methods, and results.  Final reports can be an aid in preparing information for publication.

Some authors may request delayed posting in order to protect publication rights.  We hope that such instances will be the exception, but it may be necessary at times.

From time to time new reports will be posted here and some of the older ones removed.  Anyone interested in these projects should also look through the Ursus publications on this website, as well as with the Google Advanced Scholar Search of the journal literature.

Current Final Reports

Dmokos, Casaba.  2012.  Final narrative report for 2012 on the project “Brown
bear (Ursus arctos, Linneaus 1758) conservation and research programme in a model area in Romania.  Final report>>>

Dorresteijn, Ine. 2013.  The future of the European brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Transylvania, Romania.  Final report>>>

Ngoprasert, Dusit, David H. Reed, Robert Steinmetz, and George A. Gale.  2013.  Density estimation of Asian bears using photographic capture–recapture sampling based on chest marks.  Final report>>>

Hameed, Shoaib, K. Abbas, M. Younas, G. Murtaza, G. Mahdi, and M. A. Nawaz.  2013.  Himalayan brown bear in Deosai National Park - Current Status and Threats.  Final report>>>

Hull, Vanessa, Jindong Zhang, Shiqiang Zhou, Jinyan Huang, Weihua Xu, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hemin Zhang, and Jianguo Liu.  2014.  Spatio-temporal Patterns in Giant Panda Behavior across a Coupled Human and Natural System (CHANS).  Final report>>>

Karamanlidis, Alexandros A., Elena Drosopoulou, Miguel de Gabriel Hernando, Lazaros Georgiadis, Lambros Krambokoukis, Stavri Pllaha, Andreas Zedrosser, and Zacharias Scouras.  2010.  Noninvasive genetic studies of brown bears using power poles.  Final report>>>

Padrani, X.  2013.  Balochistan black bear in Pab Hill, District Khuzdarbalochistan.  Final report>>>

Scottson, Lorraine.  2013.  The distribution and status of Asiatic black bears Ursus thibetanus and sun bears Helarctos malayanus in Xe Pian National Protected Area, Lao PDR.  Final report>>>

Sandeep Sharma, Trishna Dutta, Jesús E. Maldonado, Thomas C. Wood, Hemendra Singh Panwar, and John Seidensticker.  2013.  Selection of microsatellite loci for genetic monitoring of sloth bears.  Final report>>>

Past Final Reports

Appleton, Robyn. 2010. Conservation and ecology of the Andean bear in the dry forest of Peru.  Final report>>>

Bargali, Harendra. 2010. Distribution and status of the brown, sloth, and Asiatic black bear in the State of Uttarakhand, India.  Final report>>>

Choudhury, Anwaruddin. 2011. Records of the sloth and Malayan sun bear in northeast India.  Final report>>>

Choudhury, Anwaruddin. 2014. Records of Asiatic Black Bear in Northeast India.  Final report>>>

Islam, Anwarul. 2010. Baseline survey of bears in Bangladesh.  Final report>>>

Karamanlidis, Alexandros, and Andreas Zedrosser. 2009. Distribution and status of brown bears in Albania and FYROM.  Final report>>>

Lkhagvasuren, B. 2009. Status of declining brown bear populations in northern Mongolia.  Final report>>>

Marquez, Robert. 2009. Applied research and conservation for Andean bears: building capacity to survey and monitor Andean bears in Colombia. Final report>>>

Murtskhvaladze, Marine, Alexander Gavashelishvili, and David Tarkhnishvili. 2010. Geographic and genetic boundaries of brown bear (Ursus arctos) population in the Causasus.  Final report>>>

Olsson, Annette. 2008. Bear conservation in Cambodia.  Final report>>>

Powell, Victoria. 2011. Resource use and habitat utilization of Malayan sun bear in Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra.  Final report>>>

Reynolds, Harry, Derek Craighead, Michael Proctor, Amgalan Luvsanjamba, and B. Mijiddorj. 2010. Gobi bear conservation in Mongolia.  Final report>>>

Scotson, Lorraine. 2010. The distribution and status of Asiatic black bear and Malayan sun bear in Nam Et Phou Louey National Protected Area, Lao PDR.  Final report>>>

Yoganand, K. 2005. Evaluating Panna National park with special reference to ecology of sloth bear.  Final report>>>

Zhu, Xiaojian, and Liu Fang. 2007. Mapping and monitoring Asiatic black bears in Sichuan, China.  Final report>>>

Zug, Becky. 2009. Using camera traps to study Andean bears on private lands within Sangay National Park, Ecuador.  Final report>>>