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. 150510577) - Taita Apalis - Awarded $2,088 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Taita Apalis

EXPANDING HABITATS FOR TWO ENDEMIC AND CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BIRDS IN NGANGAO FOREST,TAITA HILLS, KENYA. Taita Apalis and Taita Thrush are critically endangered birds endemic to Taita Hills and are both threatened with extinction. It is race against time as their habitats continue to be lost. In this work we struggle to expand their habitats to safe them from possible extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510653) - West African chimpanzee - Awarded $12,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - West African chimpanzee

Seeking people-primate coexistence: endangered primate responses to anthropogenic activities and land transformation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259801) - Pancake tortoise - Awarded $12,000 on December 29, 2014
29-12-2014 - Pancake tortoise

Range-wide population status, genetics, and conservation of the pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) in east Africa

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510146) - Chambo Fish - Awarded $12,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Chambo Fish

RIPPLE Africa's Fish Conservation Project helps local communities in the Nkhata Bay District of northern Malawi to preserve and increase stocks of the endangered cichlid, Oreochromis lidole (Chambo Fish) in Lake Malawi. Fish Conservation Committees made up of local people educate fishermen, issue local fishing permits, monitor the size and mesh sizes of of nets and enforce a closed breeding season.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 140510086) - Loveridge Sunbird - Awarded $4,990 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Loveridge Sunbird

Conserving loveridges Sunbird's habitat in Uluguru Nature Reserve for enhancing loveridges sunbird's management and protection. According to IUCN Red list as of 2010, the above specie is considered to be Endangered where one of the contributing factor is degradation of its habitat in Uluguru Nature Reserve. The project supported by MBZ has succeeded to increase participatory conservation by adjacent villages in Kibogwa ward.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510056) - White-backed Vulture - Awarded $10,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - White-backed Vulture

Extent and socio-ecological correlates of illegal poisoning in Namibia - Implications for targeted conservation actions for the White-backed vulture

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510128) - Madame Fleurette’s sportive lemur - Awarded $5,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Madame Fleurette’s sportive lemur

Ecological requirements and conservation of Lepilemur fleuretae and Avahi meridionalis in the lowland rainforest of Tsitongambarika, South-Eastern Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14059843) - Sambirano Mouse Lemur - Awarded $4,900 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Sambirano Mouse Lemur

This project investigates the behavioural ecology of the Sambirano Mouse Lemur, Microcebus sambiranensis, an Endangered primate of North-Western Madagascar that has never before been studied. Its’ vocal characteristics, sleeping site ecology and home-ranging will be investigated to fill crucial gaps in the understanding of the species and to facilitate the lemur conservation efforts currently ongoing within the Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259378) - Pinstripe Damba - Awarded $7,150 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Pinstripe Damba

The Pinstripe Damba is an endemic and Critically Endangered fish of northwestern Madagascar. Since 2008, this fish is known only from one lake: Tseny. The challenge is to increase the population size to a level that will allow both conservation and harvesting for food. As a step forward, this project works to raise local awareness on fishery regulations.

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