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In Sept ’17…another $500k for conservation

For the 2nd round of grants in 2017, the Fund distributed more than $500k in support of the world’s most endangered species. This is the second of 3 rounds of funding planned for 2017.

The Fund supported 58 more conservation projects with $500,003 bringing the total amount donated to species conservation to $ 15,992,639 in 9 years. Here is a short sample of the 50+ projects in the latest round of grant giving.

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MBZ Fund issues 2016 Annual Report

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is issuing its 2016 Annual Report today.

Whether it’s surveying fungi in Far Eastern Russia or working with local communities and wildlife rangers to reduce elephant-human conflict in India the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund continues to support individuals in the villages, field stations, laboratories and homes, who are committed to conserving their local (and the world’s global) threatened species.

The Fund supported 172 species conservation projects in 69 countries with more than $1.52 million in 2016. These funds were distributed globally among conservation projects to some of the most endangered species including fish, mammals, plants, reptiles and even fungi.

The annual report is available for download here: http://www.speciesconservation.org/media-center/downloads

In Sept ’16…another $500k for conservation

For the 2nd round of grants in 2016, the Fund distributed more than $500k in support of the world’s most endangered species. This is the second of 3 rounds of funding planned for 2016.

The Fund supported 51 more conservation projects with $508,340 bringing the total amount donated to species conservation to $14,485,278 in 7 years. Here is a short sample of the 50+ projects in the latest round of grant giving.

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One window closes, another opens

We have an open door policy. Conservationists seeking grants are welcome to knock anytime – day or night. To be more specific, each year the Fund opens three windows (or doors) and as one closes, another opens.

The deadlines for grant proposals come at the end of February, end of June and end of October.

During each of these three periods we receive hundreds of applications from species conservationists.

Our advisory board, then, reviews the applications – making decisions to support some and reject others. Our advisory board is efficient, effective and decisive.

For those grant applications received before the end of February, the Fund will announce its decisions before the end of May. For those grant applications received by the end of June, grant recipients are informed in September. For those received before October’s end, awards will be made by the end of the year.

The Fund looks forward to reading through your applications and funding exciting projects throughout the year.

Fund Issues Annual Report – Donates $1.55m in to 185 Projects in 2014

Whether it’s searching for a rare dragonfly along the eastern coast of the UAE and Oman or trekking the Himalayas to document the existence of a small wildcat or scrambling to hastily relocate dozens of wild crocodiles to avoid the impending floodwaters caused by the construction of a new hydroelectric dam, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund continues to support individuals in the villages, field stations, laboratories and homes, who are committed to conserving their local (and the world’s global) threatened species.

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MBZ Fund issues Annual Report

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is issuing its Annual Report today.

Whether it’s searching for a rare dragonfly along the eastern coast of the UAE or trekking the Himalayas to MBZ Cover Englishdocument the existence of a small wildcat, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund continues to support individuals in the villages, field stations, laboratories and homes, who are committed to conserving their local (and the world’s global) threatened species.

The Fund supported 185 species conservation projects in more than 70 countries with more than $1.55 million in 2014. These funds were distributed globally among conservation projects to some of the most endangered species including fish, mammals, plants, reptiles and even fungi.

The annual report is available for download here: http://www.speciesconservation.org/media-center/downloads

 

Advisory board member, Mike Parr, highlights Fund support for Black-capped petrel conservation

(cc) Ryan Trachtenberg

(cc) Ryan Trachtenberg

A terrific example of how several small grants can cumulatively further the conservation of a species can be found in the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund’s support for the Endangered Black-capped petrel. Answering the questions of where this species nests and forages are key to identifying conservation actions needed to conserve this declining species. However, until recently, because of the Black-capped petrel’s nocturnal behavior and small population size, little was known. Read more…

What are species doing for us? “Plenty!” answers the advisory board of the Abu Dhabi-based Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

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Abu Dhabi, UAE: The potential for advances in anti-fouling and adhesion technology derived from the study of clam-like Blue mussels may result in massive fuel savings to marine vessels and advances in adhesives with medical applications. Fiddler crabs, common in salt marshes and mangrove forests throughout the world, help mangrove trees grow larger, taller and thicker which in turn helps sequester more carbon. Read more…

One window closes, another opens

On 1-Nov, the Fund closed its last grant application window of 2014. We received more than 450 applications, 458 to be exact. These applications were submitted to the Fund between 1 July and 31 October 2014.

The applications will be reviewed by our advisory board and decisions will be made before the end of 2014. Of course, not all applications will be funded. For the final round of funding in 2014; more than $500k will be awarded.

By the end of 2014 the Fund will have donated another $1.5m to species conservation, bringing the total awarded to nearly $12m.

Dont be alarmed, there is another funding window currently wide open. The next deadline 28-Feb-15.