1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 545 grants constituting a total donation of $5,495,263 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518076) - Beautiful Forest Toad - Awarded $2,500 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Beautiful Forest Toad

With only a handful of sightings, the aptly named Beautiful Forest Toad is as elusive as it is stunning. It's known range is restricted to a very small patch of forest, which has not been properly surveyed by herpetologists in the last decade. To assess its conservation status, we aim to seek it out, on the top of one of Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518200) - Pronk's day gecko - Awarded $4,500 on May 01, 2018
01-05-2018 - Pronk's day gecko

Collecting new information and promoting conservation of Pronk's day gecko within Mangabe-Ranomena-Sahasarotra protected area

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517373) - Sharpe's Longclaw - Awarded $11,500 on May 01, 2018
01-05-2018 - Sharpe's Longclaw

Our project is designed to integrating traditional livestock farming with emerging technology for the conservation of highland biodiversity in Kinangop by working with farmers to strengthen sheep flocks. With successful sheep farming is profitable, farmers will not convert pastureland into cropland thereby retaining the natural habitat for Sharpe’s Longclaw. The project also empower local youth to take part in the Conservation of Biodiversity.

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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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