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. 152511065) - Nigerian kola, Sigerekun (Yoruba) - Awarded $19,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Nigerian kola, Sigerekun (Yoruba)

This project is prioritising and protecting Nigeria’s most threatened trees. Red List assessments are identifying the species most at risk of extinction. Seed collecting expeditions are sourcing propagation material to set up conservation collections. Training was provided to NGOs and forest community groups, giving them the skills to protect Nigeria's threatened trees.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 15259235) - Water-starworts - Awarded $20,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Water-starworts

Red List Assessment and preparation of a global Action Plan for conservation of water-starworts (Callitriche)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511325) - Bizarre-nosed Chameleon  - Awarded $9,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Bizarre-nosed Chameleon

The focus of the project is encouraging conservation attention for Bizarre-nosed Chameleon and for its land-living. Identified as a marsh-dependent species, Calumma hafahafa might not a tropical forest interior species. The species concentration areas give the idea to be close to marshes surrounded by a ring of forests. Marshes actually drive changes in Bizarre-nosed Chameleon abundance. It is a result of habitat choice.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511119) - Green turtle - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Green turtle

Community-Based Marine Turtle Conservation in Liberia Marine Turtle Conservation along the Liberian Bassa coastline was initiated in 2012. The progress of the project is encouraging as hunters and poachers living in communities surrounding the beaches are now protecting the species. Sea Turtle monitoring is active and on-going in Little Bassa, Duo, Samuel Brown Town, Sand Farm and Bassa Point Township -- stretching 22.7 kilometers.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510748) - Sharpe's Longclaw - Awarded $8,765 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Sharpe's Longclaw

Sheep for longclaw: Integrating livestock farming with conservation of Sharpe's Longclaw in Kinangop

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511342) - Greater big-footed mouse - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Greater big-footed mouse

Updating the conservation strategy of the greater big-footed mouse in the dry forest of Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510796) - Sanje Mangabey - Awarded $12,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Sanje Mangabey

Population Viability of the Endangered Sanje Mangabey in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150510729) - Irangi puddle frog - Awarded $4,886 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Irangi puddle frog

Community based conservation of the Irangi Puddle Frog is part of the Mystery Amphibian Rescue and Conservation: The Rebirth of Irangi and Sagalla frogs in Kenya which is an innovative species conservation project by Gold Kenya. Phrynobatrachus irangi is an endangered species threatened to habitat loss and this project address its conservation in a model that has emerged as an outright success story.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510741) - African Zebrawood - Awarded $15,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - African Zebrawood

Save Microberlinia bisulcata Efforts to save Microberlinia bisulcata a CR and endemic species of Mt Cameroon has failed because of ignorance of its conservation, the lack of resources for effective monitoring and the absence of a legal restriction on the logging of the species. We will thus address this through sensitization, empowerment of local authorities to protect it and a circular to restrict logging of the species.

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