2,041Grants to

1,341(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 558 grants constituting a total donation of $5,613,612 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252594) - Snapdragon - Awarded $10,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Snapdragon

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) form an emblematic group of 25 plant species mainly distributed in the western mediterranean region. Antirrhinum martenii and A. valentinum are two rare and threatened species of this genus. Our objectives are: to conduct exhaustive searchs of the two species in their distribution area; to analyze the genetic diversity of A. valentinum populations; to assess the conservation status of the two species

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252562) - chimpanzee - Awarded $12,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - chimpanzee

The mission of the Budongo Conservation Field Station (BCFS) is to conserve the population of chimpanzees living in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252410) - The Terrible hairy fly - Awarded $12,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - The Terrible hairy fly

Of the approximately 150,000 described species of flies, the "terrible hairy fly", Mormotomyia hirsuta, is considered to be the world's rarest, known from a single hill in eastern Kenya. Discovered in 1933 it was last seen in 1948 until rediscovered in late 2010. Our project aims to explore for other potential Mormotomyia sites and to study its biology and molecular genetics.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252329) - Black-legged Burrowing Scorpion - Awarded $20,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Black-legged Burrowing Scorpion

The southern African burrowing scorpion genus Opistophthalmus includes the world’s most threatened scorpions. Five species endemic to the Western Cape Province of South Africa (Opistophthalmus fuscipes, O. intermedius, O. latro, O. leipoldti and O. capensis) are particularly at risk. This project aims to survey the known distributions of these scorpions, identify remaining wild populations, and collect samples from each for genetic analysis.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252584) - Radiated tortoise - Awarded $5,000 on July 17, 2011
17-07-2011 - Radiated tortoise

Surveys in southern Madagascar for Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata). We estimate a total of 55 tortoises over 5.19 km2, with a 1.83:1 males-to-female ratio. We emphasise the need for additional tortoise studies, particularly in the unstudied area of Conservation Zone of Ifotaka-North Protected Area, and review tortoise conservation efforts in southern Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252544) - Elephant of Savanah (most of them - Awarded $10,000 on July 13, 2011
13-07-2011 - Elephant of Savanah (most of them

SOS elephants aims to save the last remaining elephants of Chad which are mainly living in non protected areas.This is the reason why the NGO is developing with the surrounding communities living nearby the elephants several programs of elephants monitoring, detection of poachers, community education, but also has got its own babies elephants rescue center to save them after the poaching.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252526) - Gulella taitensis - Awarded $5,000 on July 11, 2011
11-07-2011 - Gulella taitensis

The current findings indicate that Gulella taitensis, endemic to Taita hills forest is still endangered and requires conservation measures initiated. Thapsia buraensis and Ziingis radiolata endangered and endemic in Taita Hills have become more threatened since neither dead shell or a live snail of these two species was recorded during this study.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251313) - Grevy's zebra - Awarded $22,900 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Grevy's zebra

The Grevy's Zebra Trust was established in January 2007. Our mission is to conserve Grevy's zebra, an endangered species, across its range in collaboration with local communities. Located in Kenya, with extension to Ethiopia, we recognise the critical role played by pastoral people whose livelihoods are inextricably linked to the same landscape.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252199) - African Penguin - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - African Penguin

African Penguins are Endangered and their population is decreasing rapidly. Our project, the first of its kind, aims to track adult penguins to discover where they go outside the breeding season when it is vital that they find enough food to gain body condition. We will then be able to identify the threats they face at this time and implement appropriate management strategies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252232) - Common Sawfish - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Common Sawfish

This project aims at contributing to the management of Orango National Park, in Guinea Bissau, for the conservation of West African marine biodiversity and in particular sharks, rays and threatened sawfish species. Its objective is to ensure that sustainable fishing practices are enforced in order to secure the long-term livelihood of local communities from the Archipelago of the Bijagos.

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