2,152Grants to

1,402(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 607 grants constituting a total donation of $6,068,680 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252997) - Gecko vert de Bourbon - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Gecko vert de Bourbon

The main objective of the Reunion day gecko' project is to assess taxonomic identity of all Phelsuma borbonica populations (including Reunion and Agalegae Islands) based on phenotypic and genetic evidence. Such data will help assessing conservation priorities that should focus on highly isolated or divergent taxa, including possible new ones.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253191) - Wendy’s forest toad - Awarded $10,000 on November 13, 2011
13-11-2011 - Wendy’s forest toad

Conservation assessment of endemic tropical montane amphibians in Uzungwa Scarp, East Africa. The study aimed to relocate and verify the habitat of three target species of anuran. One species was successfully relocated and demonstrated a range expansion beyond previous records. Two species remained elusive after two years of surveys.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253174) - Middelburg cycad - Awarded $15,000 on November 02, 2011
02-11-2011 - Middelburg cycad

Integrated conservation of Encephalartos middelburgensis a critically endangered species in South Africa. E. middelburgensis population has declined continuously due to poaching and disease at the estimated rate of >80% over the past 50 years. It is estimated that only around 120 matured individuals are surviving in the natural population at present (Donaldson, 2009).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052671) - Blue-eyed black lemur/Sclater's black lemur  - Awarded $4,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Blue-eyed black lemur/Sclater's black lemur

The blue-eyed black lemur is currently one of the world’s 25 most endangered primates. It is red-listed as Critically Endangered, with an estimated decline in population numbers of >80% over three generations This study aims to investigate differences in the nutritional and population ecology of the blue-eyed black lemur, in differently degraded forest fragments, with emphasis on what limits the density of the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052709) - Pasteur’s desert-racer - Awarded $5,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Pasteur’s desert-racer

Project aims to increase the current knowledge about biodiversity of the PN Banc d’Arguin (PNBA), in particular of the reptiles Mesalina pasteuri, Tarentola chazaliae, Lythorhynchus diadema, and Varanus griseus (all not listed in IUCN red list). The aims were to determine the distribution in the PNBA, identify suitable areas for the occurrence of the target species, and characterise selected habitats.

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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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