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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259098) - Largetooth sawfish - Awarded $9,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Largetooth sawfish

Sawfishes in Madagascar: Documenting and conserving critically endangered species in their last stronghold in African waters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258733) - Ploughshare Tortoise - Awarded $11,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Ploughshare Tortoise

Strengthening Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) Protection and Local Economies in Baly Bay National Park, Madagascar

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