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. 13056067) - Dung Beetles - Awarded $3,940 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Dung Beetles

Diversity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) in the Suka Elang; Raptor Education Center (Mount Halimun-Salak National Park), West Java, Indonesia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13054042) - Freshwater crab - Awarded $5,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Freshwater crab

The study centres on ecological questions (distribution, habitats, feeding, population size, growth, sex ratio and nutritional properties), threats and conservation status of freshwater crab, Isolapotamon bausense which is endemic to Borneo and categorized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. The information is needed for effective conservation of the species include proposing the crab to be listed in the Wildlife Protection Ordinance of Sarawak.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13055637) - Gorgan Salamander - Awarded $2,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Gorgan Salamander

This project works on informing local people engaged with Cave Salamander (Paradactylodon gorganensis) which is an endemic species to Iran (family Hynobiidae) . This species is listed as a Critically Endangered species in IUCN red list. Another aspect of this project is training professions of the Department of Environment(DOE), university professors and students and teachers to help us in teaching local people in near future.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255396) - Cao Vit Gibbon or Eastern Black Crested Gibbon - Awarded $10,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Cao Vit Gibbon or Eastern Black Crested Gibbon

The Critically Endangered Cao Vit gibbon has long been extinct in most of its former range in north-eastern Vietnam, largely due to hunting. The population is currently estimated at 100-110 individuals. FFI and its partners will work to enhance the capacity of conservation authorities and community teams to perform effective monitoring, and to increase public awareness of the plight of the species and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254621) - Anamalai's frog - Awarded $12,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Anamalai's frog

It is now established that the chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is present in a population of an Indian night frog (Nyctibatrachus sp.) in the Western Ghats. It is imperative to randomly test populations of freshwater frogs across the Western Ghats and develop conservation strategies to ensure survival of populations and species of endemic and threatened amphibians of the Western Ghats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255272) - Arabian staghorn - Awarded $9,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Arabian staghorn

Corals in the Arabian Gulf have been able to withstand very high water temperatures. However, extreme thermal events in the late 90's and again in 2010 and 2011, have lead to extensive bleaching. It is essential that a better understanding of the biology of this species be established to support management and conservation of populations in the Gulf.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255315) - Bornean Orangutan - Awarded $10,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Bornean Orangutan

Orang-utans are increasingly found outside of protected areas, in forests and agriculture lands that are exploited by people. By better understanding how and to which extent the species can adapt to man-made landscapes, we will be in a position to design better conservation strategies for the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255301) - Tomistoma, False Gharial, Sunda Gavial - Awarded $4,500 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Tomistoma, False Gharial, Sunda Gavial

In this pilot project, The Tomistoma Fund and collaborative organizations focused on creating a better understanding for the endangered Tomistoma crocodile (Tomistoma schlegelii) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Through focused and extensive field research, our organizations have learned the importance and value that can and should be contributed to Tomistoma conservation. With this understanding, new directions can be made to pursue long-term, sustainable ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254255) - Greater Adjutant - Awarded $11,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Greater Adjutant

Greater adjutant makes nesting colonies in outside the State owned protected area network in Assam and community conservation initiatives are the key for saving this bird from the extinction threat. A successfull community conservation programme was initiated in the traditional nesting colony.Nest numbers has increased in the key nesting colony locations. State wide status survey was completed after a gap of 18 years.

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