1,620Grants to

1,096(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 570 grants constituting a total donation of $5,078,855 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170511231) - Rara Lake Frog                    - Awarded $2,500 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Rara Lake Frog

Rara Lake Frogs (Nanorana rarica) are endemic to Nepal and have been reported only from Rara lake (2,990m asl) situated at Rara National Park, mid western Nepal.The species was described by Dubois & Matsui, 1983 as a completely new species with morphometric measurements only while the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2004) has placed it under the Data Deficient (DD) category.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515524) - Keyserling’s Wonder Gecko - Awarded $12,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Keyserling’s Wonder Gecko

In this project, we will apply an integrative approach using distribution, ecological and molecular data to conserve the Endangered populations of the gecko Teratoscincus keyserlingii in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), severely affected by rapid development and transformation. The results of this project will be used to invert the current decline trend of this species and to protect the fragile and threatened habitats it occupies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515422) - Pallas's cat - Awarded $6,830 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Pallas's cat

The project will contribute to the knowledge of actual number and distribution of Pallas's cat in Kyrgyzstan and become a base for the species monitoring in the country. We plan to summarize the existent data on species as well as to abtain new data. The important is to union efforts of wildlife reseachers (particularly snow leopard researchers) in Pallas's cat conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513987) - Keruing - Awarded $4,500 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Keruing

Dipterocarpus cinereus (Dipterocarpaceae) is Indonesian endemic dipterocarp and declared Extinct in 1998 by IUCN. Recent expedition rediscovered few numbers of trees were still remained in Mursala Island. Considering the alarming rate both of their numbers and habitat deterioration, ex-situ conservation activities seems as an urgent task.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514342) - Azerbaijani Spring Roach - Awarded $7,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Azerbaijani Spring Roach

Survey of two critically endangered and restricted endemic species of the genus Pseudophoxinus in Caucasus to set up conservation plan

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160514442) - Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle  - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle

Current research aims are assessed Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle (JNSST; Chitra chitra javanensis; in bahasa: Labi-labi Bintang) existence in Java Island and its diet preference data. Research will be conducted on three large rivers across Island that flow over years (Ciliwung, Bengawan Solo, and Brantas).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160514361) - Orangutan - Awarded $4,400 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Orangutan

Analysing the home ranging behaviour of reintroduced Orang-utans in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513752) - Golden Sandfish - Awarded $25,000 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Golden Sandfish

Sea cucumbers - healthy exotic delicacies or vital ocean cleaners? India has over 200 species of these fascinating creatures and many of them have high commercial value in the East- and Southeast Asian food market. This project collects evidence to find the right balance between trade and conservation of these unconventional beauties. To know more about this squishy slimy handful study, click here.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160513132) - Horseshoe crab  - Awarded $3,900 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Horseshoe crab

Assessment of population status and breeding ground condition for the Indian Horseshoe Crab along with a step towards its conservation through community participation

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