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. 182513438) - Brown capped Russula - Awarded $6,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Brown capped Russula

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180514904) - Cameroon Giant Fire Millipede - Awarded $5,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Cameroon Giant Fire Millipede

Pelmatojulus excisus is a giant millipede known only in some restricted areas in Cameroon rainforest. Despite their ecological importance, this giant endemic species has received no conservation attention and remain known as Not Listed in IUCN RedList. The current study intend to Identify the status and distribution of the target species; provide data on its ecology and develop conservation measures.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518890) - Green swamp forest grasshopper - Awarded $4,787 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Green swamp forest grasshopper

Distribution and ecology of the very rare, poorly known and endemic grasshopper, Gemeneta opilionoides Bolivar (1905): implications for conservation

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518663) - Madagascar pochard - Awarded $12,500 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Madagascar pochard

The Madagascar Pochard is Critically Endangered – just 25 birds survive at one small site. To ensure its survival in the wild, we are establishing a new population at Lake Sofia, a remote lake in the northern highlands that is central to the lives of 12,000 local villagers. Pilot releases will help prove and refine the novel and innovative methods needed for this challenging site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518735) - Preuss's red colobus - Awarded $7,500 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Preuss's red colobus

Protecting Preuss’s red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi): An integrative conservation strategy through education, ethnographic, and ecological research.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518962) - Bioko Red Colobus - Awarded $5,000 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Bioko Red Colobus

Increasing survey areas in the remote Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve in search of the endangered Bioko Red Colobus

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