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. 11052064) - Praying mantis - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Praying mantis

This project aimed to confirm the presence of some rare mediterranean mantids and divulgate conservation problems regarding invertebrates. In 2011 living populations of Apteromantis bolivari and Tenodera rungsi were encountered and recorded in North Morocco. Data collected confirmed old records and gave important information on conservation and priorities about these insects leading to scientific publications and a divulgative documentary is also ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051631) - African Elephant - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - African Elephant

Babile Elephant Sanctuary is one of the protected areas in the country established to protect the only viable elephant population in the Horn of Africa. Despite the establishment of the Sanctuary in 1970, their range of distribution has shrunk considerably. As a result of mass influx of a large number of farmers and their livestock from the east and north, the home range of elephants of Babile has shrunk by about 65.5 percent since 1976. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051421) - African wild dog - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - African wild dog

A previously unknown small, declining and highly genetically differentiated population of the endangered African wild dog is isolated in a tiny patch of dense scrub forest of central Mozambique. This project keeps conservation research ongoing on its demography, ecology and behaviour, and mitigates the most immediate threats scientifically identified so far: road kills, by-catch of traditional snaring and infectious diseases harboured by domestic ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051364) - Arsi Gelada  - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Arsi Gelada

The study on the project entitled "Population status, ecology and conservation threats of a rare Arsi gelada (Theropithecus gelada unnamed subspp.) in Indetu, eastern Arsi, Ethiopia" was carried out to provide baseline data on the distribution pattern, population status, conservation threats, feeding ecology, activity and ranging patterns to devise conservation and management plan for this least known , rare and endangered new undescribed ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051316) - Taita Apalis - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Taita Apalis

Apalis fuscigularis is one of the rarest birds in the world, with a population of

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251290) - Killer whale / Orca - Awarded $25,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Killer whale / Orca

Killer whales at Subantarctic Marion Island, predate on a range of marine vertebrates associated with this island. Their impact on these species is largely unknown due to a lack in knowledge of their local ecology. While abundance and occurence patterns at the island are reasonably well known, their movements, kinship, behaviour and diet remain poorly understood. The population seems insular, increasing their global conservation importance.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251806) - Black colobus - Awarded $10,000 on January 20, 2011
20-01-2011 - Black colobus

The discovery of oil in Equatorial Guinea has resulted in a dramatic economic boom. As wealth has increased, so has demand for bushmeat. The threatened black colobus monkey is a preferred target among hunters and populations have undergone rapid declines. ZSL is conducting research to identify culturally acceptable and economically feasible alternatives to bushmeat to reduce pressures on black colobus and other threatened species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251778) - Sagalla Caecilian - Awarded $9,625 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Sagalla Caecilian

The Sagalla Caecilian Boulengerula niedeni is a Critically Endangered (CR)amphibian caecliid endemic to Sagalla Hill, Taita Hills Kenya. Major threat is habitat destruction through soil and water erosion plus the water draining effects of exotics such as eucalyptus trees. The on-going project aims to educate the local people on the importance of this species and how to conserve the species and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251742) - Afrothismia - Awarded $10,000 on December 28, 2010
28-12-2010 - Afrothismia

The main hypothesis of this study was to understand the species composition, ecology, distribution and diversity of Thismiaceae in Cameroon in different habitats, and to formulate new models on how to study this group of plants in other countries. This study will lead to the revision of Thismiaceae in Africa and the Flora of Thismiaceae of Cameroon.

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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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