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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a significant philanthropic endowment established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field of species conservation and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. To date the fund has awarded over 1900 grants to a diverse range of species across the world.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150510828) - Fishing Cat - Awarded $4,000

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Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
Project number 150510828
Awarded Amount: $4,000

The study focuses on examining the ecology and behaviour of the endangered fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) in the urban wetland habitats found in the Colombo metropolitan area. This habitat is currently under threat, due to severe habitat destruction caused by rapid urban development. Our project hopes to use the relationship these cats have with their urban surroundings to help promote green infrastructure development ...