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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257800) - Strydom's yam - Awarded $7,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Strydom's yam

Dioscorea strydomiana is only known from one location and there are fewer than 250 extant mature individuals. The extremely restricted range and small population size, combined with a very long reproductive cycle, weak recruitment, a major threat from harvesting for medicinal purposes, all make this yam extremely threatened - the most highly threatened yam in the world.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256399) - Greater bamboo lemur - Awarded $12,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Greater bamboo lemur

The Aspinall Foundation works with local communities to protect priority areas of the Ankeniheny-Zahamena rainforest corridor in eastern Madagascar containing populations of greater bamboo lemurs, black-and-white ruffed lemurs, indri and diademed sifaka. This is one of the only places in the world where four Critically Endangered primate species can be found living together, and all four are considered amongst the most globally endangered ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056343) - Southern woolly lemur - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Southern woolly lemur

The endangered southern woolly lemur faces threat for its survival due to continuing decline in the area and quality of of habitat within its range. This study will work with local communities to examine the habitat requirements of this relatively unknown species, as well as those of the vulnerable southern lesser bamboo lemur, in the littoral forests of southeast Madagascar.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255598) - African golden cat - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - African golden cat

The project assessed the local attitudes towards African golden cat conservation and poaching impacts on the population status and ecology of the golden cat at Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Local attitudes towards golden cat conservation were poor and the species abundance and habitat use were negatively impacted by poaching. Golden cat conservation should extend to forest reserves where poaching impacts may be most severe.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255764) - African wild dog - Awarded $7,000 on September 22, 2013
22-09-2013 - African wild dog

Conservation detection dogs were trained to detect wire snares and work with anti-poaching teams in the buffer zone of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Dogs provided additional snare-finding capacity and allowed scouts to cover more ground more efficiently for detecting wire snares of all kinds.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255890) - Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur - Awarded $6,000 on June 17, 2013
17-06-2013 - Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur

The Sahamalza sportive lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis, is a small nocturnal primate that was discovered only recently in the north-west of Madagascar. In comparison to other sportive lemur species it has received very little scientific attention so far. This project aimed at studying the social organisation of the Sahamalaza sportive lemur as a step towards discovering more about this virtually unknown species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13055819) - Northern Sportive Lemur - Awarded $5,000 on June 17, 2013
17-06-2013 - Northern Sportive Lemur

The MBZ supported conservation outreach program focused upon native trees, local lemurs and sustainable alternatives has had a positive impact in protecting the Northern Sportive lemur, Lepilemur septentrionalis by educating local residents in Andavakoera and empowering them to take action to protect and preserve local biodiversity.

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