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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 590 grants constituting a total donation of $5,915,410 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

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 (G√ľnther, 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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