Projects



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Den Analysis of the smooth-coated otter


Understanding movement patterns, behaviour and reproduction cycles alongside human and other animal disturbance at den sites of otters.

Location: Goa, India

Status: Ongoing

Habitat preferences of the Asian Small-clawed otter



Assessment of the habitats including behavior analysis towards preferences and how that changes with seasons is being done at different locations in the Ghats.
Location: Western Ghats, India

Status: Ongoing

e-DNA study of the smooth-coated otter



In a first of its kind research in such an ecosystem, e-DNA methods are being assessed to see if it can be made into a credible source of getting data for recording otter presence.
Location: Southern India

Status: Ongoing

Porcupine conflict with agriculture in Goa



Porcupines are considered widely to raid crops and lead to loss for farmers. The question to answer is how much loss happens in different cases, and how to mitigate these to reduce sustained conflict.
Location: Southern India

Status: Ongoing

Audio analysis of the Smooth-coated otter



Using frequency analysis and vocalizations at different times, of varying types and at different areas to study behaviour and threat to otters.
Location: Southern India, Singapore

Status: Ongoing

Crocodile interrelationship with the fishing community



Understanding perceptions of the community towards crocodiles, variation in population growth and how fishing and allied activities are affected by the presence of muggers in and around Goa.
Location: Goa

Status: Ongoing

Identification and threat analysis of the different bat species



Bat is a rather under studied animal in this part of India. The initial aim is to ID the different species and get a population count. A threat analysis (for instance, from Electric wires) and others is being done alongside.
Location: Goa

Status: Ongoing