1,924Grants to

1,262(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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057819) - North african fire salamander - Awarded $4,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - North african fire salamander

Beni Snassen's Fire Salamander was discovered in 2007 and is strictly localized on the Beni Snassen Massif (North-eastern Morocco). In this massif its habitat is threatened by habitat loss, due to severe overgrazing and deforestation. This species is very rare and it is possible that only few hundreds of adults remain in the wild. For this reason immediate conservation actions should be started.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257664) - Clanwilliam sandfish  - Awarded $8,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Clanwilliam sandfish

The Endangered Wildlife Trust's Cape Critical Rivers Project (CCR) is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to bridge biodiversity conservation with water resource management in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), a global biodiversity hotspot in South Africa. The project aims to implement critical ecosystem and species-directed activities outlined in the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257489) - Tree lungwort                                           - Awarded $15,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Tree lungwort

Lichens are mutualistic symbiotic organisms composed of fungal and green-algal partners. This project aims at mapping the distribution of lichens species on Mount Kilimanjaro including new species and studying the population genetics of Lobaria pulmonaria, a widespread but regionally threatened forest macro-lichen. The findings will enhance efforts on African tropical montane forest conservation so as to mitigate the effects of environmental ...

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