1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 512 grants constituting a total donation of $5,188,363 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925453) - Rainbow Canyon Frog - Awarded $24,500 on July 09, 2009
09-07-2009 - Rainbow Canyon Frog

The study is aimed to unveil aspects of life history traits of some of the most peculiar amphibians of the Isalo Massif. southern-central Madagascar. In particular, the rainbow frog, Scaphiophryne gottlebei, is much underknown in terms of its biology, since it is fossorial for most of its life. The project includes radiotracking and populations studies, also useful for defining conservation strategies.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925406) - Seychelles frog - Awarded $14,020 on July 02, 2009
02-07-2009 - Seychelles frog

Establish habitat, population and climate monitoring for four Seychelles frog species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925388) - Black Rhinoceros - Awarded $25,000 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Black Rhinoceros

Rhino poaching has reached an all-time high. The Lowveld Rhino Trust, supported by the International Rhino Foundation, is working to save Zimbabwe’s rhinos from poachers by proactively translocating rhinos from high-risk areas to safer locations; treating rhinos with snare wounds and injuries and returning them to the wild; helping authorities track, apprehend, and prosecute poachers; and intensively tracking and monitoring rhinos to ensure ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925391) - Hirola Antelope - Awarded $25,000 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Hirola Antelope

Since 2009, we have been investigating the ecological relations between the globally-endangered hirola antelope (Beatragus hunteri), Somali pastoralists, and their livestock in Ijara and Fafi Districts, Kenya. Unlike many globally-endangered species, the range of hirola occurs entirely outside of formally-protected areas; thus, their fate hinges on our ability to educate and instill tolerance in Somali pastoralists whose livestock co-occur and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925392) - Hirola Antelope - Awarded $23,200 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Hirola Antelope

The Hirola is Africa’s most endangered antelope occurring predominantly in north-eastern Kenya (around 152 animals remaining), particularly within the 19,000 hectare Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy. By developing and supporting community conservation initiatives such as protecting and monitoring Hirola, as well as community-led grazing management, the Hirola could be prevented from being the first genus to go extinct in modern times.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925399) - Black Rhinoceros - Awarded $14,880 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Black Rhinoceros

This project aimed to provide security and protection to the critically endangered black rhinos in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000 acre wildlife reserve in northern Kenya. With 65 and 46 animals, Lewa holds over 10% and 12% of black and white rhinos in Kenya respectively. Provision of maximum security and protection to rhinos, through round the clock surveillance is critical to ensure their continued survival.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905374) - Giraffe - Awarded $4,950 on June 28, 2009
28-06-2009 - Giraffe

Research on the giraffe populations of northern and central Botswana.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925273) - Grevy's Zebra - Awarded $18,970 on June 24, 2009
24-06-2009 - Grevy's Zebra

The Grevy’s Zebra Trust conserves Grevy’s zebra, one of Africa's most endangered large mammals, in the community rangelands of northern Kenya. It secures Grevy’s zebra populations from illegal killing and persecution through its Grevy’s Zebra Ambassador Programme in collaboration with local Samburu and Turkana communities. Community Ambassadors protect and monitor Grevy's zebra and spread the message of conservation to residents and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925272) - Chimpanzee - Awarded $20,900 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Chimpanzee

The Budongo Conservation Field Station, founded in 1990, works to conserve the Budongo Forest in western Uganda and its wildlife, notably around 650 chimpanzees. We work with one chimpanzee community in particular, the Sonso community, living in the middle of the forest where our camp is located. We also conserve other forest species, and have ongoing education and community outreach programmes.

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