1,924Grants to

1,262(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 528 grants constituting a total donation of $5,340,818 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925565) - Tree Frog - Awarded $5,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Tree Frog

Kitobo forest, Kenya is a lowland forest biogeographically assignable to to the East African Coastal forests. Being small and insularized the conservation status and natural history of a population of Leptopelis flavomaculatus (Günther, 1864) is highly threatened and in urgent need of assessment. Its major threat is habitat loss through destruction resulting from flood waters after rains in Mt. Kilimanjaro area.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925563) - Zanzibar Red Colobus - Awarded $20,900 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Zanzibar Red Colobus

Masingini Catchment Forest in Zanzibar is a home of about 200 translocated Red Colubus Monkeys. Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has released 20,900 USD for twelve months project to assist conservation of the flagship monkey as well as enhance the catchment forest. The ongoing activities include survey of the monkey, community conservation education and gap planting. Other activities are Ecoutourism development and law enforcement.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925562) - Ader's Duiker - Awarded $20,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Ader's Duiker

This project titled "Conservation of Zanzibar Duikers (Ader's duiker and Pemba blue duiker)" covered four protected areas: Jozani National Park and Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve (in Unguja Island) and Msitu Mkuu Forest Reserve and Ngezi-Vumawimbi Nature Forest Reserve(in Pemba Island). Project Objectives were to improve community awareness on conservation of wildlife resources; support community environmental friendly livelihood options and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925558) - Green Turtle  - Awarded $13,700 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Green Turtle

TORUDES-Ghana improves understanding of the nine coastal fishing communities on the need to conserve or protect marine turtles. Launching of 2009 and 2010 marine turtle breeding season with a drama by local school children organized in Mankoadze, one of the beneficiary communities of the marine turtle conservation project.Enhancing the capacities of the community turtle protection volunteers useful for the sustainability of this project.

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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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