1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 528 grants constituting a total donation of $5,340,818 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519816) - Welwitschia - Awarded $13,000 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Welwitschia

Filling the gap of knowledge for a science-based assessment of the conservation status for an iconic species (i.e. Welwitschia mirabilis).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180519008) - Gabal Elba Dragon Tree - Awarded $4,980 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Gabal Elba Dragon Tree

Dracaena ombet is a globally endangered tree species. In Ethiopia, it is only sparsely found in the degraded Desa’a forest. To date, no data on the tree in Ethiopia. Therefore, this project will assess the tree’s current conservation status through collecting data from field and stakeholders. Collected data will then be scientifically analysed to prepare its future conservation actions, predict suitable habitats; and train stakeholders.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180514904) - Cameroon Giant Fire Millipede - Awarded $5,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Cameroon Giant Fire Millipede

Pelmatojulus excisus is a giant millipede known only in some restricted areas in Cameroon rainforest. Despite their ecological importance, this giant endemic species has received no conservation attention and remain known as Not Listed in IUCN RedList. The current study intend to Identify the status and distribution of the target species; provide data on its ecology and develop conservation measures.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518663) - Madagascar pochard - Awarded $12,500 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Madagascar pochard

The Madagascar Pochard is Critically Endangered – just 25 birds survive at one small site. To ensure its survival in the wild, we are establishing a new population at Lake Sofia, a remote lake in the northern highlands that is central to the lives of 12,000 local villagers. Pilot releases will help prove and refine the novel and innovative methods needed for this challenging site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518962) - Bioko Red Colobus - Awarded $5,000 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Bioko Red Colobus

Increasing survey areas in the remote Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve in search of the endangered Bioko Red Colobus

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518743) - Giant ground pangolin  - Awarded $4,500 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Giant ground pangolin

Ecological features of Pangolin population and traffic routes are essential information for successful conservation programs, but these data are still lacking for many pangolins species in Cameroon and hindering conservation efforts. This study will gather information on seasonal variation in habitat and food preferences of three Pangolins species of an ecotone in Center Cameroon with as focus on Giant ground Pangolin given an adequate habitat ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182514153) - Elim Conebush - Awarded $16,000 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Elim Conebush

Safeguarding keystone fauna and flora and expanding a conservation corridor between the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and the Agulhas Plain, South Africa

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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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