2,453Grants to



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. 1025959) - Indian Elephant - Awarded $9,968 on February 24, 2010
24-02-2010 - Indian Elephant

Invasive exotic species pose an enormous threat to the world‟s biological diversity. Exotic plant invasions can have negative effects on native flora, which can be in turn detrimental to herbivores that depend on native vegetation. In this project, I examined the association of an exotic invasive weed, Lantana camara with Asian elephants its food resources, habitat use and feeding behaviour in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025946) - Bornean Orang-utan - Awarded $15,000 on February 23, 2010
23-02-2010 - Bornean Orang-utan

The Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Program, located in Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)intends to identify ways for peaceful cohabitation between people, orang-utans, elephants and other wildlife living in the Kinabatangan floodplain. We work with local communities to ensure the long-term survival of these unique species of wildlife.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025947) - Black Soft-shell Turtle - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
21-02-2010 - Black Soft-shell Turtle

This project aims to ascertain the present status and threats of Black softshell turtle along with other softshell turtle species in the Kamrup District of Assam, India and monitoring of habitat ecology.Efforts have been made to educate people about the significance of chelonian species and its conservation and to start a participatory conservation programme on endangered turtles.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005578) - White-shouldered Ibis - Awarded $4,996 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - White-shouldered Ibis

The University of East Anglia is investigating the conservation biology of White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni). In this project we are investigating the role of natural vs human predation at ibis nests, and the most effect means of protecting nests. We are employing nest guards and installing nest cameras at nests in Western Siem Pang IBA, Cambodia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025931) - Asian Elephant - Awarded $24,852 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - Asian Elephant

The Valparai plateau, a 220 km² tea and coffee plantation-forest landscape, is crucial for elephants and people. With support from MBZ, partner organizations such as Elephant Family, and stakeholders, early warning systems were initiated to convey elephant information through TV, bulk SMS, and installation of light indicators in critical localities which resulted in decline in incidence of conflicts over years and helped foster human-elephant ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005915) - Olive Ridley - Awarded $3,600 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Olive Ridley

The project was to protect olive ridley sea turtles and their habitats, protect nests from predation, and spread awareness among the coastal villages and visitors. The most importantly achievements were the involvement of fishermen community as conservationists, turning the poachers into protectors, formation of monitoring units, which helped the project and mission for the long run. Olive ridley Sea turtle hatchlings were protected from ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005917) - Javan Hawk Eagle - Awarded $4,500 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Javan Hawk Eagle

Javan Hawk Eagle is endemic raptor in Java and include in endangered species in IUCN list. Indonesia government protects and decided this bird as national symbol. In the nature, this bird very useful to identify environments condition. One of the latest habitats is Salak Mountain. The objectives of this project are to survey population and distribution of Javan Hawk Eagle in Salak Mountain.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925489) - Flare-horned markhor - Awarded $10,000 on January 12, 2010
12-01-2010 - Flare-horned markhor

The goal of this project is to conserve the endangered flare-horned markhor, as well as other threatened wildlife (including Ladakh urial, snow leopard, and Asiatic black bear) in the Diamer and Gilgit Districts of northern Pakistan through surveys, hiring and training of local rangers, establishing community monitoring programs, and building capacity to better manage wildlife and resources in this region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925805) - Kurdistan Spotted Newt - Awarded $20,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Kurdistan Spotted Newt

To ensure the conservation of the Kurdistan (yellow) spotted newt (Neurergus microspilotus) through establish an international, research based conservation breeding program involving in situ monitoring, autecology, habitat protection, husbandry and reproduction, biobanking, and molecular studies. The main CBP will be be based in a secure dedicated facility at Razi University, Iran. Besides the generous support of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925244) - Himalayan Wolf - Awarded $10,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Himalayan Wolf

This was the first project on the wolves in the Himalayan region of India. The main objectives were to gather the information about the status, distribution, conflict with human due to livestock predation and, further, identify the important areas for wolf conservation.

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