2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 590 grants constituting a total donation of $5,915,410 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254044) - Amani Flatwing - Awarded $8,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Amani Flatwing

The Amani Flatwing is one of the world's rarest dragonflies, threatened with extinction due to its restricted range and its small population in the Usambara Mts. To secure the species' survival on earth a workshop was jointly organized by Eustack Mtui from theTanzanian Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) and Dr. Viola Clausnitzer from Senckenberg, Germany.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254179) - Softshell tortoise - Awarded $10,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Softshell tortoise

The pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) is endemic to East African savannah. Its inherent low reproduction, restricted range, patchy distribution and limited dispersal ability coupled with anthropogenic habitat degradation potentially threatens the species survival. The aim of the project is to document effects of human habitat degradation on the species populations and genetic structure. This will advance ecological insights necessary to ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254063) - Taita apalis - Awarded $9,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Taita apalis

The Taita hills are a key biodiversity area, but are threatened by extreme levels of deforestation and human impact. Several endemic species are restricted to a tiny and fragmented range. With this groundbreaking project, we attempt to restore critical habitat by using ecological techniques to reconvert exotic tree plantations into indigenous vegetation, which will provide badly needed new habitat for two Critically Endangered birds.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054061) - Sclater's guenon - Awarded $3,550 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Sclater's guenon

Nigeria has lost over 90 percent of its tropical lowland forests due to human activities and more than half of the remaining forest is located around Calabar. This project highlighted the farmers’ perpectives of human wildlife conflict (HWC) around CERCOPAN, Cross River state, Nigeria, and provided the management with relevant information to develop future research and conservation priorities to facilitate coexistence between people and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253776) - Geometric tortoise - Awarded $10,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Geometric tortoise

The Geometric Tortoise, which occurs in isolated habitat fragments in southwestern South Africa, is considered one of the world’s 100 most threatened organisms. A wildfire of the species’ largest remaining habitat fragment brought these tortoises to the brink of extinction. The aims of this project were to safeguard individuals that survived the fire and to explore mechanisms to restore the population to its original size.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053781) - Arahara - Awarded $4,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Arahara

Critically Endangered, Rare, Phylloxylon xiphoclada (Fabaceae): shrub, flattened, cladodinous stems,white, pea-like flowers. Its wood exceptionally hard ,used for tool handles, to have medicinal uses. Herbarium specimens collected from a small area (less than 10 km²) on the Malagasy Highlands. Most of the plants in the population had been burnt by a wildfire. Such fires are frequent, major threat to the survival of this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053478) - Sahon'orana - Awarded $2,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Sahon'orana

Scaphiophryne gottlebei and Mantella expectata are two endemics species of Isalo especially in the buffer zone where forest degradation increases every day. Our scientific (distribution and structure study) and social (sensitization on environmental protection and improvement of livelihood) projects are focused on this zone.

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