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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 2000 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 ...