2,742Grants to

1,709(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 920 grants constituting a total donation of $7,934,378 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515103) - Malabar River Lily - Awarded $7,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Malabar River Lily

The Malabar River lily (Crinum malabaricum) is endemic to approximately 5 km of 4 streams in northern Kerala State, south-west India. The streams arise and flow over laterite outcrops which support a wealth of endemic wetland-dependent plants. This project involved collaboration with staff and students of the Government College, Kasaragod to develop a baseline for monitoring population trends in this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170511231) - Rara Lake Frog                    - Awarded $2,500 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Rara Lake Frog

Rara Lake Frog (Nanorana rarica) is endemic to Nepal and has been reported only from the Lake Rara (2,990m asl) situated at Rara National Park, Nepal. The species was described by Dubois & Matsui, 1983 as a new species based on morphometry and hardly any other information exists about it that's why the IUCN Red List (2004) has placed it under the Data Deficient category.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170515492) - Cat Ba Tiger Gecko - Awarded $4,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Cat Ba Tiger Gecko

Providing essential data about the population status and ecological requirements of the Cat Ba Tiger Gecko (Goniurosaurus catbaensis) for conservation

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515524) - Keyserling’s Wonder Gecko - Awarded $12,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Keyserling’s Wonder Gecko

In this project, we will apply an integrative approach using distribution, ecological and molecular data to conserve the Endangered populations of the gecko Teratoscincus keyserlingii in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), severely affected by rapid development and transformation. The results of this project will be used to invert the current decline trend of this species and to protect the fragile and threatened habitats it occupies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515064) - White-bellied heron - Awarded $7,100 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - White-bellied heron

Bhutan has the highest population of the White-bellied Heron equivalent to 47 percent of the global population, according to the resolution of the second international workshop on White-bellied Heron conservation held in 2015. With the financial support from international conservation and financial institutions, the long term conservation of this endangered bird was successful where the credit goes to RSPN in particular and other individual ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 17053607) - Kokoleceran - Awarded $3,750 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Kokoleceran

Reintroduction of Two Endangered Endemic Trees in Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia: Monitoring after 2 years of planting

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515422) - Pallas's cat - Awarded $6,830 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Pallas's cat

The project will contribute to the knowledge of actual number and distribution of Pallas's cat in Kyrgyzstan and become a base for the species monitoring in the country. We plan to summarize the existent data on species as well as to abtain new data. The important is to union efforts of wildlife reseachers (particularly snow leopard researchers) in Pallas's cat conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513987) - Keruing - Awarded $4,500 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Keruing

Dipterocarpus cinereus (Dipterocarpaceae) is Indonesian endemic dipterocarp and declared Extinct in 1998 by IUCN. Recent expedition rediscovered few numbers of trees were still remained in Mursala Island. Considering the alarming rate both of their numbers and habitat deterioration, ex-situ conservation activities seems as an urgent task.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514342) - Azerbaijani Spring Roach - Awarded $7,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Azerbaijani Spring Roach

Survey of two critically endangered and restricted endemic species of the genus Pseudophoxinus in Caucasus to set up conservation plan

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