1,558Grants to

1,062(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 556 grants constituting a total donation of $4,981,882 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514342) - Azerbaijani Spring Roach - Awarded $7,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Azerbaijani Spring Roach

Survey of two critically endangered and restricted endemic species of the genus Pseudophoxinus in Caucasus to set up conservation plan

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160514442) - Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle  - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle

Current research aims are assessed Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle (JNSST; Chitra chitra javanensis; in bahasa: Labi-labi Bintang) existence in Java Island and its diet preference data. Research will be conducted on three large rivers across Island that flow over years (Ciliwung, Bengawan Solo, and Brantas).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160514361) - Orangutan - Awarded $4,400 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Orangutan

Analysing the home ranging behaviour of reintroduced Orang-utans in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513752) - Golden Sandfish - Awarded $25,000 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Golden Sandfish

Sea cucumbers - healthy exotic delicacies or vital ocean cleaners? India has over 200 species of these fascinating creatures and many of them have high commercial value in the East- and Southeast Asian food market. This project collects evidence to find the right balance between trade and conservation of these unconventional beauties. To know more about this squishy slimy handful study, click here.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160513132) - Horseshoe crab  - Awarded $3,900 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Horseshoe crab

Assessment of population status and breeding ground condition for the Indian Horseshoe Crab along with a step towards its conservation through community participation

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160513469) - Sevan trout - Awarded $4,950 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Sevan trout

Assessment of global conservation status of Armenian endemic –Sevan Trout (Salmo ischchan) for improvement of species and habitat conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160513505) - Jungle Cat  - Awarded $3,600 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Jungle Cat

Obtaining a better distribution map of the Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) in Sri Lanka

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513481) - Fishing Cat - Awarded $9,600 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Fishing Cat

Fishing Cat records in Cambodia are scarce. In 2015 our team discovered Fishing Cats at two sites with no previous records in southwest Cambodia: Peam Krosaop (PKWS) and Ream (RNP). Shortly after, we were informed of the killing of a Fishing Cat in retaliation for raiding nets at PKWS. Our project aims to describe the PKWS population and implement conservation actions to ensure its survival.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512549) - Sumatran orangutan - Awarded $12,400 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - Sumatran orangutan

Intensifying post-release monitoring of a newly reintroduced Sumatran orangutan population at Jantho Nature Reserve, Indonesia

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