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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 876 grants constituting a total donation of $7,590,823 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052482) - Giant Ibis - Awarded $20,000 on June 29, 2011
29-06-2011 - Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis, Thaumatibis gigantea, and White-shouldered Ibis, Pseudibis davisoni, are Critically Endangered species now almost entirely confined to dry forests of north and east Cambodia. The main reason for the decline of these large water bird species is habitat destruction. Saving the species from extinction require more participation from local communities. In Western Siem Pang of Cambodia, BirdLife International Cambodia Programme ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251168) - Siberian, or Amur tigr - Awarded $20,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Siberian, or Amur tigr

Amur tigers and people must find a way to co-exist in the RFE. GPS collar technology enables researchers to gain insights into predator-prey dynamics and help resolve some of these conflicts in a scientific manner. Our research applies this technology to assess energetic demands and kill-rates of ungulate species throughout the year, contributing to conservation of one of the world’s most threatened and iconic species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052044) - Red-crowned roofed turtle - Awarded $2,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Red-crowned roofed turtle

Turtles are one of the least studied species in Nepal regarding their ecology, habitat, distribution and threats. The conservation of such species largely depends on their occurrence within protected areas or on the importance given at national level. This project aims to assess the status and threats facing Critically Endangered Red-crowned Roofed turtle in an area which connects two protected areas across Nepal and India.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252194) - Banggai cardinal fish - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Banggai cardinal fish

The Banggai cardinal fish (BCF) (Pterapogon kauderni) is an endangered, endemic marine fish species, with a very limited geographic range in the Banggai archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a target species for the aquarium trade, and wild populations have been drastically reduced by over-collection. The project aims to assist local stakeholders to develop conservation program for protection and sustainable management of the BCF.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252133) - Bengal Florican - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Bengal Florican

The Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis is a Critically Endangered bird reliant on remnant alluvial grasslands in Cambodia, northeast India and Nepal. >60% of the world population are found in Cambodia where WCS are supporting traditional agricultural practices that maintain suitable grassland habitat for the florican. Through forming and training community management committees threats to grassland habitat in Bengal Florican Conservation ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252088) - Arabian leopard - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Arabian leopard

This project was designed to establish the existence of previously unknown, but suspected leopard populations in Yemen and corridors between them and the population that we have already documented in the Hawf Protected Area. Due to serious security issues in Yemen, we have instead been continually monitoring the exceptional biodiversity in Hawf Forest and made numerous important discoveries with regional and global conservation significance.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251915) - Pelahlar - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Pelahlar

The giant tree Dipterocarpus littoralis is restricted only to Nusakambangan Island in Central Java. It has been categorized as critically endangered by IUCN since 1997 and included nationally on list of priority species for 2008-2018 Indonesia conservation action. This project aims to measure the distribution, population size and structure as well as environmental conditions that influence the presence and density of D. littoralis.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051829) - Great Hockey Stick Sailor - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Great Hockey Stick Sailor

Phaedyma aspasia kathmandia is an endangered and endemic subspecies of butterfly which appears only in May to June annually and its status is totally unknown since 1989. Its associated habitat is located only in Lalitpur, Central Nepal and currently is under endangered category of the IUCN Red list. Investigation on its current status and related conservation issues been considered in this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051505) - Lichen - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Lichen

The long-neglected lichen described as Cladonia trapezuntica was rediscovered thanks to the MBZ Fund. Molecular, morphological, and chemical analyses resulted that C. trapezuntica is a robust morphotype of Pycnothelia papillaria. Consequently, the southeastern distribution limit of P. papillaria is extended to Turkey. This species was evaluated as critically endangered (CR) based on several criteria.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1125923) - Amur tiger - Awarded $20,000 on January 20, 2011
20-01-2011 - Amur tiger

ZSL’s Amur tiger conservation work is concentrated in and around Lazovsky Nature Reserve; a key habitat for tigers. To ensure that the Amur tiger is not lost to extinction, ZSL is implementing a conservation programme combining population monitoring, anti-poaching measures and public engagement. By detecting trends in the tiger population and taking action in response, we hope to secure the future of these big cats.

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