2,504Grants to

1,574(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 838 grants constituting a total donation of $7,245,716 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 136916) - White Rumped Vulture - Awarded $6,100 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - White Rumped Vulture

Creating a 30,000Sq km safe zone Surrounding Ahmedabad City in Central Gujarat,India through intensive monitoring, awareness and advocacy with government officials. This will safeguard a population of approximately 200 critically endangered Gyps benganlensis resident of this area and also generate a model for in-situ vulture conservation which can be implemented across the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256576) - Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle or McCords Long-necked Turtle - Awarded $12,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle or McCords Long-necked Turtle

The Long-necked turtle Chelodina mccordi is critically endangered under the IUCN red list criteria. The Projetu Lenuk Lorosa’e aims to collect vital information about the biology of the Timor-Leste subspecies (Chelodina mccordi timorensis) for future research and management actions, while bringing awareness about the status of this species at a local and national level.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13055714) - Dragon Blood Tree's Gecko - Awarded $3,500 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Dragon Blood Tree's Gecko

Ecology and conservation of the emblematic dragon blood tree's gecko (Hemidactylus dracaenacolus) and Grant's leaf-toed gecko (Hemidactylus granti) of Socotra Island

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