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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is an innovative philanthropy proving small grants to boots-on-the-ground, get-your-hands-dirty, in-the-field species conservation projects for the world’s most threatened species. Through innovative micro-financing, the MBZ Fund empowers conservationists to fight the extinction crisis instead of bureaucracy and red-tape. To date the Fund has awarded over 2,300 grants to a diverse range of species across the world.

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Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor, has entered a three-year partnership with the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund) to support conservation initiatives around the world. Through the partnership, Mubadala Investment Company will provide the MBZ Fund with US $1.5 million annually to be directed towards supporting endangered flora and fauna in Africa and Asia; particularly in countries where Mubadala Investment Company has portfolio companies including Guinea and Indonesia, Thailand – representing some of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

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Small grant case studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057579) - Xenophrys parallela - Awarded $4,500

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Xenophrys parallela (Xenophrys parallela)
Project number 13057579
Awarded Amount: $4,500

Xenophrys parallela is known only from the type locality, at 1,289-1,320m asl, at Batang Sarasah, Lubuk Selasih, near Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia. But today that place has became to tea garden and that make distrubed for this spesies. We want to search existence this spesies from holotype and another place based on ecology data spesies first found and ecology data Megophrys group.