Our multi-disciplined team focusing on the ecology and conservation of key wildlife species in China, has a range of different projects reflecting our range of expertise. You can browse the past and current funded projects that have been or are now the focus of the Wildlife Institute’s work. Arranged according to species group, these projects exemplify not only the Institute’s focus on ecological research, but also how such knowledge can be applied in solving China’s key conservation problems.
(listed in order of completion date)
2015–2018: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) National Natural Science Foundation of China ‘Snow leopard habitat selection and dynamic’ (2015-2018)
2014–2015: State Forestry Administration (SFA): Wildlife management projects - State Forestry Administration (SFA): The field rescue of rare and endangered species and artificial breeding project ‘The pilot study of Indochinese, Clouded leopard and Asian Elephants corridor recover’ - State Forestry Administration (SFA): The second national key protected wildlife resources project ‘Research technology and pilot study of snow leopard’ (2014-2015) - State Forestry Administration (SFA): Wildlife disease surveillance and warning system maintenance project ‘ungulates disease survey, prophylaxis and treatment in Xinjiang Taxkorgan’ (2014-2015)
2013–2014: International cooperation projects: The cooperation project between Wildlife Institute and Oxford University WildCRU: ‘Snow leopard conservation and research in P. R. China’ (2013-2014) 2014: Commissioned research projects: - Vanke public welfare funding: Commissioned project ‘Snow leopard survey in MountEverest’ - CITES China: Commissioned project ’MIKE investigate and survey of Asian Elephants’ - CITES China: Commissioned project ’Pattern of trade and mechanism research of global tigers and leopards’ - Sanjiangyuan national nature reserve: Commissioned project ‘Distribution and habitat survey of snow leopard’ 2011 – 2014: Assemblage structure and niche width of wild felids inhabiting subtropical forests in China (Supported by: State Forestry Administration- China [SFA]).
2011 – 2014: Distribution, dispersal and differentiation meta-population of leopards affected by habitat fragment in China (Supported by: SFA)
2011 – 2014: Microstructure of skulls presenting foraging strategies in wild Felids inhabiting alternated ecosystems (Potentially supported by: SFA)
2010 – 2013: “Building Capacity for Wild Felid Conservation in China” (BFU-WI & The University of Oxford; Supported by UK Darwin Initiative); Leading to creation of the "China Cat Conservation Monitoring Network in China (CCCM-Network)" (http://www.chinafelid.org).
2012 – 2013: Study on habitat restoration and optimisation of Indo-Chinese tiger in China（Supported by: SFA).
2012 – 2013: Clouded leopards as umbrella species associated with forest carbon and biodiversity (Potentially collaborating with WildCRU, University of Oxford).
2009 – 2013 – Project on conservation and study of snow leopard in China (In collaboration with WildCRU, University of Oxford).
2011 – 2012 – Evaluation on ecological benefits of ‘Stopping Grazing and Restore Grassland Project’ conducted by Ministry of Agriculture of China during last eight years (Supported by: the Ministry of Agriculture, China).
2011 – 2012 – Spatial distribution and disposal of mange sickness infected by wild ungulates in Taxkurgan plateau (Supported by: SFA).
2011 – 2012 – Field survey and monitoring of Indo-Chinese tiger in China（Supported by: SFA)
2010 – 2012 – Ecological evaluation on the population and habitat of snow leopard in west Gansu (Supported by: SFA).
2010 – 2012 – Conservation Genetics of the Guizhou Golden Monkey (Supported by: National Natural Science Foundation Project).
2010 – 2011 – Spatial distribution and disposal of mange sickness infected by wild ungulates in Taxkurgan plateau (Supported by: SFA)
2010 – 2011 – Technological research on field survey and monitoring of Indo-Chinese tigers（Supported by: SFA)
2010 – 2011 – Snow leopard conservation and monitoring in western Sichuan (Supported by: SFA).
2010 – 2011 – Hooded Crane population survey monitoring (Supported by: SFA; WI-BFU with the British Grus Monacha International Aid (GMIA) to jointly set up the Hooded Crane small grants projects http://www.grusmonacha.org).
2010 – 2011 – Population and habitat estimation of Bactrian Camel in Lobupo Nature Reserve（Supported by: Environment Protect Department of Xinjiang ）
2009 – 2011 – Research on the Tibetan White-eared pheasant population behavior (Supported by: National Natural Science Foundation)
2008 – 2011 – Study on ecological functions of riverine wetlands relating to global climate change（Supported by: Forest Commonweal Program of China）
2008 – 2010 – Plateau Pheasant Research (Supported by: National Wildlife Conservation Division Project).
2009 – 2010 – Population of Sichuan Snub-nosed Monkey MHC polymorphism and disease resistance monitoring (Supported by: SFA).
2009 – 2010 – HC polymorphism and the Sichuan golden monkey protection studies (Supported by: Beijing Forestry University New Faculty Research Start Fund).
2009 – 2010 –Population and habitat restoration of snow leopard in Mt. West Kunlun (Supported by SFA)
2009 – 2010 – Monitoring and rescue of blue sheep population in south Xinjiang (Supported by: SFA)
2008 – 2010 – River wetlands and global climate change (Supported by: Public forestry sub-project)
2008 – 2010 – Suitability of nature reserves for large carnivores (Supported by: National "Eleventh Five-Year" plan)
2009 – Heilongjiang Oriental white stork breeding assessment and protection (Supported by: SFA)