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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180517814) - Giant pangolin - Awarded $2,700 on May 01, 2018
01-05-2018 - Giant pangolin

Market survey and population characteristics of three species of pangolins (Pholidota) in the villages situated in close proximity to the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182513380) - Upper Guinea Red Colobus - Awarded $12,500 on May 01, 2018
01-05-2018 - Upper Guinea Red Colobus

Saving Africa’s most threatened primate group from extinction: the Red Colobus Conservation Action Plan (ReCAP)

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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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