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. 11052707) - Guinea Baboon - Awarded $5,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Guinea Baboon

Project aims to update the distribution of Papio papio, Agama boulengeri and Crocodylus niloticus in Mauritanian mountains: 1) identify new areas where the target species may occur; 2) evaluate the conservation status of Agama boulengeri; and 3) identify environmental factors related to Papio papio and Agama boulengeri occurrence, estimate the extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, and the number of subpopulations for these two taxa.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252666) - Mascarene Petrel - Awarded $15,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Mascarene Petrel

We begin the active phase of realization of the actions listed in Mascarene Petrel National Conservation Plan which was validated on January 4th, 2012. We pursue the nocturnal field work by testing a protocol of automated recording with the aim of revealing the presence of birds in new areas close to the currently known sites. We end administrative procedures to start the program argos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252459) - Atlantic humpback dolphin - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Atlantic humpback dolphin

This project aims to find out more about coastal cetaceans (whales and dolphins) : what species are present, where do they live, what threats do they face and how can we best conserve them? We work with local organisations and communities in Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052499) - Saharan rock agama - Awarded $5,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Saharan rock agama

The project proposes to achieve four main objectives using data collected during a field expedition to Niger: 1) Assess the distribution of Agama tassiliensis; 2) Habitat characterization; 3) Derive a predictive model of occurrence; and 4) Conservation status assessment.

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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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