1,983Grants to

1,309(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 545 grants constituting a total donation of $5,495,263 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925157) - Comoro Iguana - Awarded $20,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Comoro Iguana

Conservation of reptiles on the Comoro Islands – a project of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Germany, in collaboration with partners at the Republic of the Comoros and France to research into endemism and possible threats and to propose conservation stati and measures.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925693) - Heaviside's Dolphin - Awarded $10,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Heaviside's Dolphin

The Namibian Dolphin Project aims to collect baseline information on dolphins and whales in the coastal waters of Namibia, in southwest Africa. We collect information on Heaviside's dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, to help us protect and manage these populations. We also work closely with local people to teach them more about the value of conserving their local marine biodiversity. Find out more at www.namibiandolphinproject.com.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925679) - Southern Ground Hornbill - Awarded $20,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Southern Ground Hornbill

The Project Mission is to reverse the decline of the Southern Ground Hornbill (SGH) (Bucorvus leadbeateri) population in Africa by 2020, and start a population data collection on the Northern Ground Hornbill (NGH) (Bucorvus abyssinicus).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925676) - African Lion - Awarded $15,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - African Lion

Preventing conflicts with lions is possible. APW's Living Walls project is an important example of how people, cattle and lions can all be kept safe. Using a unique combination of chain link fencing and live trees as fence posts, these special enclosures keep cattle safe from lions and lions out of the way of Maasai spears!

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925671) - Northern Rockhopper Penguin - Awarded $12,495 on October 12, 2009
12-10-2009 - Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Nightingale's main Rockhopper Penguin rookery was under threat from habitat loss. Seals were encroaching and subsidence created deep pits in which penguins fell and died. This project has provided a simple fence and the pits in which penguins fell were filled in and made safe. The profile of these endangered penguins has been raised. More penguins are surviving as a direct result of this project.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925585) - Grevy`s Zebra - Awarded $11,216 on August 30, 2009
30-08-2009 - Grevy`s Zebra

This project aimed to raise the productivity of grasslands at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for the benefit of wildlife, and specifically the endangered Grevy's zebra, by using the impact of grazing and trampling by cattle on the rank grass material. The project also aimed at raising the socio-economic benefits of the neighbouring communities through raisng and sale of healthy cattle.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925574) - Nile Crocodile  - Awarded $20,000 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Nile Crocodile

The major conflict between man and Nile crocodile over living space is investigated and it's possible to prevent. The community members create disturbances to crocodile life. The project activities estimated crocodile population, disturbance, habitat suitability, nesting ecology, Lake Nasser fishery, and Morphometric measurements, to estimate the health of the lake Nasser ecosystem; furthermore, a great deal make to enhance the awareness toward ...

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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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