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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256615) - Tonkin snub-nosed monkey - Awarded $12,000 on October 01, 2013
01-10-2013 - Tonkin snub-nosed monkey

Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is critically endangered and endemic to northeastern Vietnam. Extrinsic threats include hunting and habitat loss. Their long-term viability is further threatened by intrinsic factors such as inbreeding due to low population numbers. Current population numbers, distribution, and genetic variability will be examined in Khau Ca forest, where there are 100 individuals (2010 estimate), the largest population of this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256650) - Bornean orangutan - Awarded $12,500 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Bornean orangutan

The BOS Foundation has reintroduced 131 orangutans into the Batikap Reserve in Central Borneo, thus establishing a new wild population of this endangered ape. These orangutans were captured as babies or rescued from oil-palm plantations, so BOS undertakes intensive post-release monitoring to ensure they are successfully adapting to independent living, and works with local community stakeholders for long-term protection of the orangutans and their ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257030) - Dhole, or Asiatic wild dog - Awarded $14,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Dhole, or Asiatic wild dog

The aim of this project is to determine important ecological aspects of endangered dholes in Cambodia. In particular, research will focus on determining the minimum area and prey requirements needed to conserve viable dhole populations. Results of this project will be used to make recommendations regarding the appropriate reserve size and prey numbers needed to conserve the remaining dhole populations in Southeast Asia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057058) - Pallas's cat - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Pallas's cat

Nepal is a potential habitat of Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manul), however neither its research has been carried out nor any information on this species is available from Nepal. Therefore, we are collecting the baseline information on Pallas’s cat in Nepal Himalaya. This proposed research help to fill the information gap of the species from Nepal.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256764) - Red-shanked douc - Awarded $7,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Red-shanked douc

The project aims to initiate the country's first long-term conservation and research project on the Endangered red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, central eastern Laos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257170) - Asiatic wild ass  - Awarded $6,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Asiatic wild ass

The critically endangered Persian wild ass or onager (Equus hemionus onager) is now restricted to only two distantly located protected areas in Iran. This project aims to determine key suitable habitats and potential sources of mortality of the larger onager population in and around Bahram-e-Gour Protected Area in Iran to inform landscape level conservation plans for the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257174) - Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon

Working with local communities and relevant authorities LBA aims to increase their awareness and improve the conservation status of the northern white-cheeked crested gibbon. The project will result in increased capacity through targeted training to allow an assessment of gibbon status and threats and increased knowledge on the status of gibbons to identify keys areas for conservation activities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056405) - Sunda Pangolin  - Awarded $4,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Sunda Pangolin

When live Sunda pangolins are confiscated from the trade they are often released into the wild with minimal health checks and no post-release monitoring. This project is releasing and monitoring six individuals, determining if release is a viable placement option. From this, international standard protocols will be developed that can be implemented by the Forest Protection Department and other conservation organisations across Vietnam.

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