2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 774 grants constituting a total donation of $6,767,593 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257912) - Sumatran Orangutan - Awarded $16,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Sumatran Orangutan

The objective is to establish a new safety-net population of orangutans in Sumatra through the rehabilitation and release of confiscated individuals. This project will allow us to release 15 individuals by June, 2014. After release SOCP will protect and monitor these orangutans by maintaining our onsite veterinarian and employing local staff to survey their foraging and nest-building behaviours, health, and reproductive fitness.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257336) - Purple-faced langur - Awarded $12,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Purple-faced langur

This project’s’ primary objective is to help conserve Sri Lanka’s three endangered and endemic non-human primates, by training communities living around areas with suitable conservation attributes (safe havens) to manage these areas and derive benefits through sustainable development.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257936) - Laotian Rock Rat - Awarded $12,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Laotian Rock Rat

Laotian rock rat (Laonastes aenigmamus) is restricted to small areas of Great Annamite Range both in Laos and Vietnam. The species.is globally threatened at "Endangered". Key threats for the species are hunting/snaring and habitat loss/ degradation. This Project aims to enhance survival of Laotian Rock Rat population in Phong Nha - Ke Bang NP (Vietnam) throughthrough conservation education and trap/snare removal

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257645) - Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat - Awarded $9,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat

The globally Endangered Kolar Leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros hypophyllus) is endemic to Karnataka, India. No information other than the original description exists of this species. The project aims for conservation of the species, understand its distribution, population status and threats affecting its survival.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257918) - Javan rhinoceros - Awarded $15,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Javan rhinoceros

The critically endangered Javan Rhino may be the world's rarest large terrestrial mammal, with only about 60 individuals surviving in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP). The Javan Rhino Study and Conservation Area team at UKNP, with significant local community support, cleared 15 hectares of invasive Arenga palm to encourage growth of rhino food plants and create additional suitable Javan rhino habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057788) - Indus River dolphins - Awarded $4,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Indus River dolphins

In this project we are going to involve local community in direct conversation of Indus River Dolphin . We will select some young,educated and motivated people from community living near Dolphin Hotpots and train them for monitoring of dolphins.These people will be called Indus "Dolphin Rescue Volunteers" .

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057746) - Fishing cat - Awarded $5,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Fishing cat

Fishing cats (IUCN: Endangered) occur in fragmented populations throughout their range. We are working on investigating the occurrence and distribution of fishing cats in the coastal wetlands of northeastern Andhra Pradesh, India. With the use of wildlife cameras and local awareness, we are creating a fishing cat conservation initiative that will help protect fishing cats and their habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056548) - Asiatic Water Buffalo - Awarded $5,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Asiatic Water Buffalo

The Royal Manas National Park is home to many endangered species including Asian Water Buffalo. While the conservation interventions and habitat quality are maintained with adequate protection, the assessment of species population and their distribution are poor. This make it very difficult to ascertain exact status of the population. The project will assess population, abundance and population status of Bubalus arnee in RMNP.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057579) - Xenophrys parallela - Awarded $4,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Xenophrys parallela

Xenophrys parallela is known only from the type locality, at 1,289-1,320m asl, at Batang Sarasah, Lubuk Selasih, near Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia. But today that place has became to tea garden and that make distrubed for this spesies. We want to search existence this spesies from holotype and another place based on ecology data spesies first found and ecology data Megophrys group.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057859) - Common Birdwing  - Awarded $4,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Common Birdwing

Most populations are found in Nglanggeran hill of Patuk sub-district with an average number of 25 individuals were in another location found only 1 individual. Aristolochia sp. as foodpant/host of Troides helena in Nglanggeran only found in the hills with an average population of 22 individuals with a predominance of seedlings. Awareness campaign through seminar, conservation education, media discussion. Attended by Government, NGO, Community, ...

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