2,675Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 896 grants constituting a total donation of $7,729,191 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054035) - Ganges River Dolphin - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Ganges River Dolphin

The Karnali river of Nepal hosts the upstream isolated sub- population of Ganges river dolphin. The main objectives of this project are to determine the current population status, distribution, and habitat ecology and conservation threats of dolphin. We intend to use this information to assist the government in conservation planning, strengthen the capacity of stakeholders, and to enhance the local community participation in conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254028) - Siamese crocodile - Awarded $10,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Siamese crocodile

FFI and its partners are working to strengthen national and local capacity to manage and conserve the Siamese Crocodile and its habitat in Cambodia, by implementing the release of captive-bred stock as part of the National Siamese Crocodile Re-introduction and Reinforcement Plan; rescuing Siamese Crocodiles under immediate threat from large hydro-dams; and establishing official Siamese Crocodile sanctuaries and other community-based management ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254023) - Javan Slow Loris - Awarded $6,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Javan Slow Loris

The Little Fireface Project aims on saving slow lorises from extinction. The project follows an interdisciplinary approach by combining behavior and ecology research on wild animals at our field station in West Java, forest and market surveys, education and awareness on local and international levels, capacity building and communication to authorities, conservation organizations and the local, national and international public.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253920) - Kerala Indian Frog (KIF) - Awarded $12,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Kerala Indian Frog (KIF)

Little is known about Walkerana phrynoderma, a frog endemic to the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats of India. We collected baseline information (i.e., distribution, threats, habitat characteristics, activity patterns, and relative abundance) on species, with the aim of improving our understanding of the status of the species in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253470) - west caucasian tur - Awarded $8,300 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - west caucasian tur

The project objectives are to: a) evaluate current status of west Caucasian tur in Svaneti; b) promote establishment of new protected area; c) establish a basis for community involvement in conservation activities. Series of meetings with local population for resource user groups identification and leaflets distribution will be conducted. On the basis of meetings and questionnaires areas under high poaching pressure will be identified. Selected ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053708) - Bay Island Forest Lizard - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Bay Island Forest Lizard

In the tropical Andaman Islands, the forest floor lizard community is affected by introduced spotted deer. This indirect negative effect of an introduced mammalian herbivore on endemic lizards was documented in a study conducted by a team of Indian ecologists from 2012 to 2014. They found that spotted deer, by extensively browsing on the under-story vegetation, reduce cover and consequently depress lizard densities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253443) - Hawksbill turtle - Awarded $10,000 on January 22, 2012
22-01-2012 - Hawksbill turtle

Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) launched in 2010 the Marine Turtle Conservation Project in collaboration with various organisations in the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. By tracking marine turtles through the region, EWS-WWF aims to raise the collective awareness of their plight, and provide concrete links at an international level upon which local and regional conservation agendas may be developed.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053408) - Rock skipper - Awarded $5,000 on January 15, 2012
15-01-2012 - Rock skipper

Rockskipper are fishes that can survive when out onto the watersurface. Recent research on rockskipper inIndonesia occurred around the year 1800. Project is located in Siung beach. The project's result showed that Andamia heteroptera as the abundant rockskipper fish in Siung beach. This species is unique that it has a tetrapod-like vertebrae while it also has a muscular structure resembling primitive fishes musculature.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12252443) - Yellow-headed Tortoise - Awarded $8,000 on January 12, 2012
12-01-2012 - Yellow-headed Tortoise

The Yellow-headed tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) lives throughout southeast Asia. The species inhabits areas near a water source such as a stream. This study aims to investigate its ecology within the The Rajaji National Park in India (250 km north of Delhi).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253022) - Congregating fireflies - Awarded $10,000 on January 12, 2012
12-01-2012 - Congregating fireflies

Very little is known about the fireflies in the Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP). The KSNP lake system is undergoing rehabilitation. These changes may have an impact on the fireflies. The firefly study and habitat mapping will aid in the Park management, where the fireflies can be a bio-indicator. A monitoring program and awareness materials will be developed. KSNP is a Congregating Firefly Zone (MBZSCF:0925338).

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