1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 512 grants constituting a total donation of $5,188,363 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514688) - Barbour's vlei rat - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Barbour's vlei rat

The Otomys barbouri is classified as endangered on the IUCN list of threatened species owing to habitat destruction. With increasing tourist activities, vegetation is predisposed to further degradation which may make the habitat unsuitable for the species. This project is therefore aimed at determining the influence of tourist activities on the population and distribution of Otomys barbouri in the Afro-alpine grasslands of Mt Elgon.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160513519) - Malagasy rainbow frog - Awarded $2,500 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Malagasy rainbow frog

Contribution to the integration of the Malagasy rainbow frog (Scaphiophryne gottlebei) in the Isalo National Park conservation target, Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512808) - African penguin - Awarded $11,300 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - African penguin

Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds Burghers Walk African Penguin Project

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160512457) - Preuss's red colobus - Awarded $4,500 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - Preuss's red colobus

A rapid assessment of Preuss’s red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi) abundance and hunter preferences in northern Korup National Park: Ikenge, Cameroon. With this project, I use a standard line transect survey to assess the current abundance of a Critically Endangered monkey in a national park. I frame ecological data with ethnographic assessment of the human community living within the forest, with a focus on bushmeat hunters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160512492) - Tahina palm - Awarded $5,000 on April 20, 2016
20-04-2016 - Tahina palm

Conservation of the Critically Endangered palm Tahina spectabilis in Madagascar. A decade ago, an extraordinary monotypic palm was discovered in a remote location in Madagascar. With only a tiny known population, in a threatened habitat, and a reproductive strategy where the palm dies after flowering, this species urgently needed conservation action to protect it....

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511766) - Esalle - Awarded $3,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Esalle

Conservation of threatened frogs through habitat restoration in the Muanenguba landscape, Cameroon This mountain is rich in bird’s species, reptiles, mammals and amphibians. Amphibians are threatened by hunting, deforestation, pollution, slash and burn. Amphibians hunted particularly long-fingered frog (Cardioglossa manengouba) endemic in the area for protein. It can be found at water sources as well as farmlands.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511649) - Victoria tilapia - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Victoria tilapia

Spatial Distribution and Population Status of Critically Endangered Victoria tilapia and Singidia tilapia in lakes Kayanja and Kayugi, Uganda This project will contribute to generating updated information about spatial distribution and population status of critically endangered Victoria tilapia and Singidia tilapia to help various stakeholders to undertake appropriate conservation actions needed to halt the extinction of these fishes.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511037) - White-backed Vulture - Awarded $20,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - White-backed Vulture

Monitoring Vulture Species in Botswana to Understand the Ecology, Cause of Decline, and Mitigate Conservation Threats

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511978) - Blue-eyed black lemur - Awarded $11,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Blue-eyed black lemur

Is reforestation an effective conservation strategy for the Blue-eyed Black Lemur (Eulemur flavifrons)?

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511596) - Southern woolly lemur - Awarded $5,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Southern woolly lemur

The use of plantations and forest corridors by the endangered southern woolly lemur: a strategy for their conservation

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