As a part of ongoing “White-bellied Heron Recovery Plan Project” RSPN would like to invite proposals from enthusiast researchers to carryout researches on various aspect of critically endangered White-bellied Heron across its habitat range. We welcome all proposals pertaining social, environmental and ecological aspects of White-bellied Heron. Best 7 small scale projects will be supported with maximum grant amount is Nu. 35,000, however we do consider additional fund depending on types of project.
For 2017, focused habitats are;
- Punatsangchu basin from Sunkosh, Tsirang till Lhamoizhingkha (Kalikhola) Dagana
- Mangdechu basin from Tingtibi till Panbang or Manas region
- Dragmechu basin Trashiyantse and Tashigang region
- Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
- Serichu Basin Mongar.
Please kindly submit your proposal in RSPN format at email@example.com
Last date for submission of proposal is 31st October, 2016 by 5:00 PM
For any inquiries please contact; Rebecca Pradhan, Ecologist or Indra Prasad Acharja, Project Officer, at 02-322056
We also like to inform all interested researchers that following researches has been already done in the past, we encourage looking into different aspects.
- Assessment of local people’s awareness and perception on threats to White-Bellied Heron Ardea insignis (hume) along Punatsangchu: impact of awareness programmes.
- Land use change effect on habitat and white-bellied heron population by hydropower project along Punatshangchu.
- Vegetation structure and species composition in nesting and roosting habitats of white-bellied heron along the Phochu River.
- Influence of forest fire frequency on nest-site selection and nest-use by White-Bellied Heron (Ardea insignis hume) at Athang gewog under Wangdiphodrang dzongkhag
- Vegetation structure and composition of forests along the dry slopes of Burichu, Punatshangchu valley- a nesting site for critically endangered White-Bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)
- Assessment of Forest fire impacts on White-Bellied Heron Habitats along Bertichu, Zhemgang Dzongkhag.
- Habitat preference by White Bellied Heron along Bertichu, Zhemgang dzongkhag
- Feeding frequency and dietary composition of white-bellied heron (Ardea insignis) along the Punatshangchu basin
- Population and Distribution of White-bellied Heron in Bhutan, 2013.