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. 10251055) - chimpanzee - Awarded $19,196 on December 13, 2010
13-12-2010 - chimpanzee

Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, Uganda, suffer from a loss of their primary source of sodium, the palm tree Raphia farinifera, due to the over utilization of this species by local tobacco farmers. They now use another source, Cleistopholis patens. We are working to conserve Raphia and re-educate farmers to switch to cotton string.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925834) - Egyptian Vulture - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Egyptian Vulture

There are 11 vulture species in Africa most of which are threatened by several anthropogenic factors. This project intends to contribute towards vulture conservation in Africa through: (1) undertaking baseline surveys Malawi and Zimbabwe; and (2) Education and awareness (printing a vulture colouring book; Carrying out focused education and awareness programmes, targeted at various interest groups, to reduce persecution, poisoning and hunting for ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925713) - Pangolin / Cape Pangolin / Ground Pangolin / Steppe Pangolin - Awarded $10,000 on December 08, 2010
08-12-2010 - Pangolin / Cape Pangolin / Ground Pangolin / Steppe Pangolin

This study focusses on the Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii) living in the arid Kalahari Desert of South Africa. Although limited previous studies have been done on Ground Pangolins, this is the first arid-environment study. Through this study we are trying to shed some light on the ecology and physiology of this enigmatic rare and threatened species, and formulate a conservation strategy for its continued existence.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251386) - Black and white ruffed lemur - Awarded $20,000 on December 08, 2010
08-12-2010 - Black and white ruffed lemur

it's a project of conserving a lemur species, the Varecia variegata variegata in a low and mid elevation evergreen humid forest in East part of Madagascar, exactly in Ambalabe community in Vatomandry district. method used are based on awareness raising and we take the local community as a partner since the discussion untill the application of decision taken

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051700) - Sahona  - Awarded $3,000 on December 07, 2010
07-12-2010 - Sahona

Two of the most threatened frog species of Madagascar, Boophis williamsii and Mantidactylus pauliani are very localised, with no more than three spots where they have been found. During a survey we noticed that almost all the exotic forest was burned. This could have a serious consequence on the frog subsistence, and could lead the species to extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251616) - Reptiles - Awarded $20,000 on November 07, 2010
07-11-2010 - Reptiles

The Red List status of 365 reptile species was assessed during a workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar (24 to 28 January 2011). It was attended by four IUCN facilitators, four overseas experts, 15 participants based in Madagascar, including three members of the IUCN/SSC Chameleon Specialist Group.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251558) - Clarke's Weaver   - Awarded $20,000 on October 04, 2010
04-10-2010 - Clarke's Weaver

Three years back MBZ (2011) kindly funded a research to discover the breeding site of Clarke's Weaver to Nature Kenya, the Birdlife partner in Kenya. The nest had not been found by the time the grant closed. But the systems that were set up as a result of the grant have finally borne fruit, NESTS WERE FOUND. Many thanks indeed for your support.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251553) - Turquoise Dwarf Gecko or Electric Blue Gecko  - Awarded $14,308 on October 03, 2010
03-10-2010 - Turquoise Dwarf Gecko or Electric Blue Gecko

Lygodactylus williamsi is an endemic species of gecko found in Kimboza Forest in Tanzania. The species is not in the government quota but is widely traded in the European and American pet markets. The Wildlife Division and law enforcers such as police and customs do not know the species thus TRAFFIC with support from MBZSCF conducted species identification to help them cover this knowledge gap.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251554) - Black-and-white colobus monkey  - Awarded $24,997 on October 03, 2010
03-10-2010 - Black-and-white colobus monkey

A population of black-and-white colobus occurs between the Sassandra and the Bandama Rivers in Côte d’Ivoire, the taxonomic status of which is not yet clear. We conducted an extensive survey within this area and found that only one population has survived in a forest grove. This population has a similar coat pattern like Colobus vellerosus, however vocalization data failed to firmly confirm this affinity.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925793) - Southern-central black rhino - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Southern-central black rhino

This project was to purchase a new 4WD vehicle for the North Luangwa Conservation Programme in Zambia, a joint project of the Zambia Wildlife Authority and the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Black rhinos have been reintroduced to North Luangwa National Park in four phases from 2003-2010, and the ongoing task is to monitor and protect this population. Vehicle support for patrols is essential.

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