1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 645 grants constituting a total donation of $5,601,341 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516424) - Cycas annaikalensis - Awarded $4,400 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Cycas annaikalensis

Conservation of Critically Endangered cycad, Cycas annaikalensis in India. Cycas annaikalensis, is the only Critically Endangered cycad species from India, known from only a single population with less than 100 individuals from Kerala state. The goal of this project is to develop a conservation strategy for the, C. annaikalensis by integrating ecological and genetic information.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170516170) - Bumblebee - Awarded $3,500 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Bumblebee

Ecology and conservation of indigenous bumblebee (Bombus haemorrhoidalis Smith) in Rawalakot, Azad Jammu & Kashmir Pakistan

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170516003) - Bumble bees - Awarded $3,500 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Bumble bees

Species Inventory and Conservation Initiatives of Bumble bees (Genus- Bombus) In Manang District, Nepal

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516164) - Stellate sturgeon - Awarded $6,500 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Stellate sturgeon

Community based conservation of critically endangered stellate and ship sturgeons: Saving living fossils on the brink of extinction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515782) - Bangka slow loris - Awarded $5,000 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Bangka slow loris

Habitat and Population of Bangka Slow Loris (Nycticebus bancanus) in Bangka Island, Indonesia

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515930) - Bengal tiger - Awarded $7,100 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Bengal tiger

Assessing structural connectivity of a Biological Corridor for enabling safe movement of tigers between National Parks in Bhutan.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170516395) - Anatolian Mountain Viper - Awarded $4,200 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Anatolian Mountain Viper

Pioneers in Central-eastern Anatolia: rapid range assessments of threatened and rare viper species in uncharted territories

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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 Frogs (Nanorana rarica) are endemic to Nepal and have been reported only from Rara lake (2,990m asl) situated at Rara National Park, mid western Nepal.The species was described by Dubois & Matsui, 1983 as a completely new species with morphometric measurements only while the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2004) has placed it under the Data Deficient (DD) category.

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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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