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. 12255178) - West African chimpanzee - Awarded $12,000 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - West African chimpanzee

Conservation education is seen as a priority long-term action for the conservation of chimpanzees and wildlife. Nature clubs can play a vital role in changing attitudes towards the intrinsic value of wildlife. The WCF created nature clubs called Club P.A.N. in schools around Tai National Park / Côte d’Ivoire and schools in Boké / Guinea as a long-term conservation approach oriented towards the next generation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254632) - Sharpe's Longclaw - Awarded $6,000 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - Sharpe's Longclaw

Sharpes Longclaw (Maxronyx sharpie) is classified as Endangered. The preferred habitat for this highly specialized bird species is quickly diminishing. One of the major threats is loss of habitat due to change of land use. In 2000, only 50% of 77,000 ha of the Kinangop Plateau Grasslands remained with only 58% of these suitable as habitat for Sharpe’s Longcalw.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254904) - Eastern chimpanzee - Awarded $5,000 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - Eastern chimpanzee

Project work focuses on the loss of particular tree species in Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda, as a result of anthropogenic activities. By identifying those trees which are being steadily lost from the forest but which provide essential nutrients to the chimpanzees and other primates in the forest, we aim to promote their conservation, mainly by increasing awareness in local communities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254442) - Large bellflower - Awarded $9,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Large bellflower

Fewer than 50 large bellflowers survive on unstable cliffs of High Peak, St Helena. They are believed to hybridise extensively with the small bellflower (Wahlenbergia angustifolia), and are threatened with imminent extinction. This project aims to understand the hybridisation issues through genetic analyses and pollination studies. Once pure individuals have been identified, informed conservation plans will be produced and a cultivated breeding ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254474) - Golden Mantella - Awarded $7,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Golden Mantella

The golden mantella is a critically endangered frog, endemic to Moramanga district in Eastern Madagascar. This project aims to (i) determine the plant composition of the golden mantella breeding ponds and adjacent forests, (ii) determine the physical characteristics of the breeding ponds and (iii) restore the breeding ponds damaged by illegal gold mining. It will be carried out in Mangabe forest, southern Moramanga.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254133) - Bonobo - Awarded $10,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Bonobo

The Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative (BCBI) focuses on the study and protection of bonobos and forest elephants in the Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. To curtail ivory poaching along the Yenge River, BCBI is working with the ICCN (Congo's park authority) to establish and operate a new patrol post at Lotulo - the first-ever along the Yenge and in this wildlife-rich area.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254281) - Indri - Awarded $5,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Indri

The Indri (Indri indri) is a highly recognizable lemur species due to their distinct black and white pelage, black tufted ears, and unmistakable male/female duetting calls. Indri are endangered due to anthropogenic disturbances such as hunting, deforestation and slash-and-burn farming. Indri are among the 25 most endangered primates but, we will contribute to their conservation by gaining an understanding of their behavioral ecology.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254411) - Togo slippery frog - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Togo slippery frog

This project proposes to save the last remaining population of the Critically Endangered Togo slippery frog from extinction. Specifically, different site based actions including increasing national awareness among strategic stakeholders in relation to the threats of mining in the area; developing local capacity to effectively promote and manage conservation of the target species; monitoring population trends of the Togo slippery frog in the Atewa ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054294) - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle - Awarded $2,750 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

The long-term goal is to protect endangered sea turtle species in partnership with local communities. The project aims to increase the capacity of coastal communities to protect sea turtles and develop sustainable livelihoods programs in the targeted area. The project aims to monitor the beach for turtle nests, engage in local conservation education, and help with data collection. This project will stimulate positive behavioral changes which ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254177) - Red-bellied guenon - Awarded $6,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Red-bellied guenon

Primates are one of the least studied and highly threatened mammal species in Benin. This project aims to collect data on red-bellied guenon (Cercopithecus e. erythrogaster) ecology, ethnozoology and to design tools and strategies for their management. The goals of the project will be achieved through involvement of all the stakeholders at different levels (local, municipal, national, etc.).

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