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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. 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 ...