1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

Africa

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 528 grants constituting a total donation of $5,340,818 for species conservation projects based in Africa.

Conservation Case Studies in Africa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058782) - Northern Sportive Lemur - Awarded $5,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Northern Sportive Lemur

Madagascar: Citizen Scientists to save the Critically Endangered Northern Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur septentrionalis

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258950) - Bonobo - Awarded $12,500 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Bonobo

We have been working in close partnership with Congolese partners at Lilungu since 2005. Strengthening bonobo monitoring and protection programs and supporting the local community in gaining official legal protection for their forest will be a milestone for bonobo conservation. Anchoring protection at this strategically located site will link a critical corridor between key bonobo sites, helping to ensure long-term survival of bonobos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258776) - Indri - Awarded $10,000 on April 30, 2014
30-04-2014 - Indri

The indri is the largest of the living lemurs, all endemic to Madagascar. It is considered amongst the 25 most endangered primates in the world, and as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. This community-based project run by The Aspinall Foundation helps protect one of the largest remaining lowland indri populations, living in the Andriantantely rainforest of eastern Madagascar.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258646) - Greater big-footed mouse - Awarded $5,000 on April 30, 2014
30-04-2014 - Greater big-footed mouse

We are looking for the conservation strategy appropriate to the greater big-footed mouse in the dry forest of Ankarafantsika National Park.This species is listed as endangered species because it's only found in Ankarafantsika National Park Madagascar and it is victim of pressures (human acivities, predator). So, it's important and urgent to adopt and apply a conservation strategy.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058341) - Shimba Hills reed frog - Awarded $2,500 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Shimba Hills reed frog

ESTABLISHING THE POPULATION DYNAMICS AND ANTHROPOGENIC THREATS TO SHIMBA HILLS REED FROG ((Hyperolius rubrovermiculatus)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257627) - West African chimpanzee - Awarded $12,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - West African chimpanzee

Wild chimpanzees are only found in tropical Africa, where their populations have declined by more than 66% in the last 30 years.To assure the protection of chimpanzees, the WCF will continue its important programs.Conservation education is a priority long-term action for the conservation of chimpanzees and other wildlife. In 2007, WCF created nature clubs called “Club P.A.N.”(People, Animals & Nature) for schools in West Africa.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257886) - Livingstone's fuit bat - Awarded $8,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Livingstone's fuit bat

The Endangered Livingstone's Fruit Bat, endemic to two islands in the Comoros archipelago, is under threat due to anthropogenic pressure on long-term roost sites. This project will work with landowners and village management committees to devise and pilot an innovative Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme to protect key roost sites. The scheme will be integrated within wider integrated landscape management planning to ensure sustainability.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257804) - Pancake tortoise - Awarded $16,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Pancake tortoise

Malacochersus tornieri is a small, soft shelled rock-crevice dwelling tortoise endemic to Kenya and Tanzania. Populations of the species have tremendously been affected by illegal collection and habitat loss over the years. This project delves into assessing of the current distribution and conservation status of the species in Kenya and also endeavors to involve the local communities in conservation initiatives for the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057632) - Lataste's viper - Awarded $5,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Lataste's viper

North Africa comprises two closely related viper species adapted to Mediterranean humid habitats, the Lataste’s viper (Vipera latastei) and the Atlas Dwarf viper (V. monticola), for which populations are threatened by habitat loss and climate change. This project is aimed at sampling regions of Morocco where both species have been reported and inferring coherent conservation units based on genetic realms.

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