1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 545 grants constituting a total donation of $5,495,263 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516328) - Helena's stump-toad frog - Awarded $3,800 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Helena's stump-toad frog

Ambohitantely Special Reserve in Madagascar is the only remaining patch of humid forest on the central plateau north of the capital Antananarivo. The remaining 3,000Ha of forest is home to two site endemic Critically Endangered frog species: Anilany helenae and Anodonthyla vallani. This project seeks to undertake the first population assessment of each species as a basis for long-term monitoring.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515963) - Phelsuma antanosy - Awarded $10,478 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Phelsuma antanosy

A genetic approach to conserving the critically endangered day gecko Phelsuma antanosy in Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170516224) - Tana River Gecko - Awarded $4,940 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Tana River Gecko

Assessing habitat and microclimate disturbance on herpetofauna living in Kenya's coastal canopies: a search for rare arboreal species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516206) - Bioko Red colobus - Awarded $11,500 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Bioko Red colobus

Understanding bushmeat hunting on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, through passive acoustic monitoring

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515463) - Baer's Wood Mouse  - Awarded $9,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Baer's Wood Mouse

Status and Conservation of the Endangered Baer’s Wood Mouse (Hylomyscus baeri) in Ghana.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515519) - Pepperbark Tree - Awarded $10,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Pepperbark Tree

The Pepper-bark tree is Extinct in the Wild in Zimbabwe, largely due to habitat loss and over-collection for herbal medicine, however is still survives in a small number of private gardens. The Global Trees Campaign (GTC) will reintroduce this important medicinal tree back into Zimbabwe and facilitate its cultivation in home gardens to generate sustainable incomes.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515517) - Psychotria silhouettae - Awarded $10,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Psychotria silhouettae

Addressing knowledge gaps on the distribution and population status for three Critically Endangered species restricted to Silhouette Island (Seychelles).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515042) - Victotria Tilapia - Awarded $8,500 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Victotria Tilapia

Victoria tilapia (Oreochromis variabilis), cichlid fish species endemic to lakes Victoria and Kyoga is critically endangered; therefore it’s at risk of being extinct in the wild. This project will contribute to reviving the populations of critically endangered Victoria tilapia in Lake Nawampasa through working with fishing communities to address threats to this fish species and its habitats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172514910) - Giant Thicket Rat - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Giant Thicket Rat

The Giant thicket rat is endemic to Mt. Kenya ecosystem. The species is assessed as Endangered (EN) because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is approximately 1,913 km², all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat. The Mt. Kenya ecosystem is an Important Bird Area (IBA) & UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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