2,742Grants to

1,709(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 760 grants constituting a total donation of $7,684,910 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 210528009) - African golden cat - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - African golden cat

Long civil wars in South Sudan have affected peoples’ livelihoods immeasurably but led to gains in recovery of wildlife populations. Indiscriminate poaching for animal protein and income is changing the gains rapidly. The African golden cat (AGC), a new country record, is a victim of poaching as a by-catch. Our livestock seedbank project provides alternative livelihood option diverting communities from poaching to save the AGC.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212528367) - Giant green African millipede - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Giant green African millipede

Distribution, threats, extinction-risk assessment and conservation of the giant green endemic millipede Spirostreptus crenulatus Porat, 1894, in the Dja-Biosphere-Reserve, Cameroon

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212527967) - Wolkberg Zulu - Awarded $13,500 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Wolkberg Zulu

Strandveld Daisy Copper (Chrysoritis dicksoni) - Finding refuge for South Africa's most Critically Endangered butterflies.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212525091) - Dung Beetles - Awarded $11,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Dung Beetles

Characterizing the structure and composition of dung beetle communities in a Kenyan savanna

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212528222) - Mountain nyala - Awarded $13,000 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Mountain nyala

Protection of the endangered Mountain Nyala in Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212526902) - Gabal Elba Dragon tree - Awarded $5,000 on September 29, 2021
29-09-2021 - Gabal Elba Dragon tree

In Ethiopia, D. ombet is found in the relic Desa'a forest, and our own previous studies on it showed it is threatened by overexploitation and habitat degradation. As a result, it is now with lack of regeneration and recruitments. This project will jointly work with the local stakeholders to introduce three interlinked conservation interventions for the species: capacity building, livelihood improvement and habitat restoration.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212526900) - Clanwilliam sandfish - Awarded $12,500 on September 29, 2021
29-09-2021 - Clanwilliam sandfish

Saving sandfish: Tracking the success of conservation translocations to save South Africa’s most threatened migratory freshwater fish

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202525119) - Mountain Bongo  - Awarded $10,000 on September 29, 2021
29-09-2021 - Mountain Bongo

Holding over 75% of the Critically endangered Mountain Bongo, the Aberdare Mountains; listed as tentative World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, an Important Bird and Key Biodiversity Area, a major water tower in Kenya is under serious destruction threat from adjacent local communities. The project will involve local communities in protection and monitoring of this critically species and its habitat in Aberdare.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 210526861) - African golden cat - Awarded $5,000 on September 29, 2021
29-09-2021 - African golden cat

To identify conservation initiatives for the African golden cat supported by the local communities.

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