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. 0925264) - Podostemaceae family - Awarded $5,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Podostemaceae family

The Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has been providential as it helped our project in a decisive step towards the conservation of 5 threaten freshwater plants species from the Podostemaceae family, found in Edea at the hydro-electric dam site: Winklerella dichotoma (CR) , Zehnderia microgyna (CR) and Dicraeanthus zehnderi (CR) (see photo) endemic to the site; Leiothylax quangensis (EN) and Dicraeanthus africanus (VU).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925806) - Pepper-bark tree - Awarded $10,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Pepper-bark tree

Through this project, it was discovered that the Pepper-bark tree is more threatened than previously classified on the national Plant Red Data List (Vulnerable)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925803) - Ludwig's Bustard - Awarded $20,000 on December 07, 2009
07-12-2009 - Ludwig's Bustard

Ludwig’s Bustard is a poorly known bird that is under threat from a single source of anthropogenic mortality – collision with overhead power lines. Our project aims to find out more about the impacts of collisions on this long lived species, and investigate ways to mitigate them through censuses, mortality surveys, satellite tracking, line marking experimentation and studying the visual capacity of collision prone species.

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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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