2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 574 grants constituting a total donation of $5,766,952 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 190520489) - giant ground pangolin - Awarded $5,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - giant ground pangolin

Distribution, habitat modeling and conservation status of pangolins (Manidae) in Mbam and Djerem National Park, Centre-Cameroon

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519816) - Welwitschia - Awarded $13,000 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Welwitschia

Filling the gap of knowledge for a science-based assessment of the conservation status for an iconic species (i.e. Welwitschia mirabilis).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519216) - African Violet - Awarded $8,500 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - African Violet

Conservation of a critically endangered African violet through the management of its pollinator diversity in Taita Hills, Kenya

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519655) - Caracal - Awarded $10,000 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Caracal

African golden cats are severely threatened by poaching both as bycatch and direct hunting. We implement community-based initiatives through "pig seed banks" to improve local livelihoods while dissuading poaching and the threat it poses to African golden cats and other wildlife. This is the first-ever community-based conservation initiative on the African golden cat anywhere in the species range.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182513438) - Yellow afrobolete  - Awarded $6,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Yellow afrobolete

This project aims to conserve in long-term some wild fungi species endangered in Benin (West Africa)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180519008) - Gabal Elba Dragon Tree - Awarded $4,980 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Gabal Elba Dragon Tree

Dracaena ombet is a globally endangered tree species. In Ethiopia, it is only sparsely found in the degraded Desa’a forest. To date, no data on the tree in Ethiopia. Therefore, this project will assess the tree’s current conservation status through collecting data from field and stakeholders. Collected data will then be scientifically analysed to prepare its future conservation actions, predict suitable habitats; and train stakeholders.

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