2,334Grants to

1,486(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 640 grants constituting a total donation of $6,501,785 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182520003) - Bamboutos Egg’s Frog  - Awarded $7,730 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Bamboutos Egg’s Frog

Conserving the Critically Endangered, EDGE-listed Bamboutos Egg Frog Leptodactylodon axillaris on Mount Bamboutos , Cameroon

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519655) - Caracal - Awarded $10,000 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Caracal

African golden cats are severely threatened by poaching both as bycatch and direct hunting. We implement community-based initiatives through "pig seed banks" to improve local livelihoods while dissuading poaching and the threat it poses to African golden cats and other wildlife. This is the first-ever community-based conservation initiative on the African golden cat anywhere in the species range.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182513438) - Yellow afrobolete  - Awarded $6,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Yellow afrobolete

This project aims to conserve in long-term some wild fungi species endangered in Benin (West Africa)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519101) - Chardon du Fouta - Awarded $10,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Chardon du Fouta

Conserving Guinea’s Critically Endangered National Flower Vernonia djalonensis. This Critically Endangered endemic species was chosen in a national vote as Guinean National Flower. It is currently only known from one site which is threatened by urbanisation and industrial infrastructure. We aim to create awareness of this species and the importance of the unique Guinean flora and protect the National Flower for future generations.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519109) - Dracaena umbraculifera - Awarded $5,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Dracaena umbraculifera

Capturing the genetic diversity of the recently rediscovered plant Dracaena umbraculifera before it is too late.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180519008) - Gabal Elba Dragon Tree - Awarded $4,980 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Gabal Elba Dragon Tree

Dracaena ombet is a globally endangered tree species. In Ethiopia, it is only sparsely found in the degraded Desa’a forest. To date, no data on the tree in Ethiopia. Therefore, this project will assess the tree’s current conservation status through collecting data from field and stakeholders. Collected data will then be scientifically analysed to prepare its future conservation actions, predict suitable habitats; and train stakeholders.

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