The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 607 grants constituting a total donation of $6,068,680 for species conservation projects based in Africa.
The Atlantic humpback dolphin is among the planet’s most rare and threatened marine mammals. Endemic to West Africa, the species has declined precipitously in recent years. This project aims to assess essential life history parameters (population size, preferred habitats, threats) for the species in Gabon and Congo, and to raise awareness of the species amongst local resource managers, resource users, and the NGO community.
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The University of Georgia pygmy hippo project aims to assess the conservation biology of this species in the Moa River region of Sierra Leone. We are assessing distribution, abundance, and basic life history using a variety of field techniques. Our team is also undertaking environmental education programs and collaborating with others studying pygmy hippos.
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The aim of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project is to :
combine scientific research with education at both tertiary and
local community level in order to develop long term sustainable
management of Nigeria’s montane forests.
We achieve this through the running of an ecological research station which attracts national and international researchers and is run largely through the local community.
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This long-term project will save the Madagascar pochard from the brink of extinction. Just 20 individuals remain in the wild, restricted to one location. A captive-breeding and a research programme have been established. Working with local communities, birds will be released within the species’ former range. The project will also serve to encourage wider conservation of Malagasy wetlands for the benefit of people and wildlife.
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Through expeditions in collaboration with local partners, the project aims to determine the population number and threats for the migrating population of the Egyptian Vultures from the Palearctic in their main wintering areas in East Africa, to create human capacity and ensure proper design of the future conservation activities.
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The endemic Mt Kenya Bush viper risks eminent erasure from the face of the earth unless urgent conservation measures are taken. Occurring just in a small geographic area less than 300sq km, its habitat has been shrinking over the years while its population has tremendously declined due to over-collection especially for trade purposes, both local and international trade.
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We have had a three year project to survey the biodiversity of the the region south of Kisangani and between the three rivers :Tshuapa-Lomami-Lualaba in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Subsequent to our discovery of important populations of bonobo (Pan paniscus) that were being hunted, we have worked to control hunting and create a protected area. This project supports this effort.
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This project aims to gather information on dugongs and their habitat in North Madagascar and Comoros and compile National Dugong Conservation Action Plans.
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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).
View Podostemaceae family project