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. 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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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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