2,504Grants to

1,574(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 696 grants constituting a total donation of $7,076,887 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222528065) - Dades trout - Awarded $9,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Dades trout

Initiating the recovery of the relict endangered Dades trout in the southern slope of the Moroccan Atlas range

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220529140) - Kenya dancing-jewel - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Kenya dancing-jewel

Research and Conservation of the Critically Endangered Kenya Montane Dancing Jewel (Platycypha amboniensis) in Mount Kenya

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 210528269) - Milafu - Awarded $4,915 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Milafu

Population Survey and Conservation of Boswellia ogadensis, a Lost Species of Critically Endangered Frankincense Tree.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 210528009) - African golden cat - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - African golden cat

Long civil wars in South Sudan have affected peoples’ livelihoods immeasurably but led to gains in recovery of wildlife populations. Indiscriminate poaching for animal protein and income is changing the gains rapidly. The African golden cat (AGC), a new country record, is a victim of poaching as a by-catch. Our livestock seedbank project provides alternative livelihood option diverting communities from poaching to save the AGC.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212525091) - Dung Beetles - Awarded $11,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Dung Beetles

Characterizing the structure and composition of dung beetle communities in a Kenyan savanna

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212528222) - Mountain nyala - Awarded $13,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Mountain nyala

Protection of the endangered Mountain Nyala in Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212526900) - Clanwilliam sandfish - Awarded $12,500 on September 29, 2021
29-09-2021 - Clanwilliam sandfish

Saving sandfish: Tracking the success of conservation translocations to save South Africa’s most threatened migratory freshwater fish

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202525119) - Mountain Bongo  - Awarded $10,000 on September 29, 2021
29-09-2021 - Mountain Bongo

Holding over 75% of the Critically endangered Mountain Bongo, the Aberdare Mountains; listed as tentative World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, an Important Bird and Key Biodiversity Area, a major water tower in Kenya is under serious destruction threat from adjacent local communities. The project will involve local communities in protection and monitoring of this critically species and its habitat in Aberdare.

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