1,801Grants to

1,202(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 491 grants constituting a total donation of $5,012,356 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518182) - Ocyale ghost  - Awarded $2,000 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Ocyale ghost

Chasing ghosts: Population modelling of Ocyale ghost [Lycosidae], a recently discovered wolf spider from North- Western Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518261) - giant pangolin. - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2018
01-05-2018 - giant pangolin.

In Cote d’Ivoire, the giant pangolin may now only be found in Taï National Park. This species faces a very high risk of extinction from local bushmeat hunting and poaching for illegal international trade, in addition to historic habitat loss. We will establish a critical baseline of behavioural ecology and ethnological knowledge as the foundation of a national giant pangolin management plan.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517187) - Barber's Cape Flats Ranger - Awarded $10,000 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Barber's Cape Flats Ranger

Securing the Future of Barber's Cape Flats Ranger and the False Bay Unique Ranger - A Butterfly Conservation Project.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516007) - River pipefish - Awarded $10,704 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - River pipefish

A multidisciplinary conservation initiative to save South Africa's critically endangered estuarine pipefish Syngnathus watermeyeri from imminent extinction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517120) - Perret’s Toad - Awarded $8,493 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Perret’s Toad

Our focal species - Sclerophrys perreti (common name: Perret’s toad) is only known from the Idanre Hill, in Ondo Province, southwestern Nigeria. This species is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under IUCN red list http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/54732/0. It was previously thought that it may occur in similar habitats in southwestern Nigeria, but subsequent surveys in similar habitat around the type locality have failed to record it ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516328) - Helena's stump-toad frog - Awarded $3,800 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Helena's stump-toad frog

Ambohitantely Special Reserve in Madagascar is the only remaining patch of humid forest on the central plateau north of the capital Antananarivo. The remaining 3,000Ha of forest is home to two site endemic Critically Endangered frog species: Anilany helenae and Anodonthyla vallani. This project seeks to undertake the first population assessment of each species as a basis for long-term monitoring.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515963) - Phelsuma antanosy - Awarded $10,478 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Phelsuma antanosy

A genetic approach to conserving the critically endangered day gecko Phelsuma antanosy in Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170516224) - Tana River Gecko - Awarded $4,940 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Tana River Gecko

Assessing habitat and microclimate disturbance on herpetofauna living in Kenya's coastal canopies: a search for rare arboreal species.

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