2,801Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 940 grants constituting a total donation of $8,083,813 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052957) - Giant mottled eel - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Giant mottled eel

Despite its cultural and commercial importance, the diversity and life history of freshwater eels in the Philippines can be defined as data deficient, and thus need of assessment. This projects aims to provide an insight into the current conservation status of these species in the Northern Philippines region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052766) - Phayre's leaf monkey (Phayre's langur) - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Phayre's leaf monkey (Phayre's langur)

This project is mainly focused on the conservation of Asia endemic primate, Phayre's Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei). Global population is decreasing due to combination of habitat degradation and hunting pressures. Main objective is to find out threats affecting the survival of Phayre's Leaf Monkey in Myanmar and to provide the management strategies for conservation work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052454) - Javan Hawk Eagle - Awarded $4,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Javan Hawk Eagle

Locality records of Javan Hawk –Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) are not only in conservation area but also recorded in non-conservation area. One of the area is on forested area along Pekalongan Regency. From the survey, the Javan Hawk-Eagle is recorded in four locations are: Jolotigo, Tinalum, Linggoasri and Mendolo. Number populations of JHE in the areas estimated approximately on 9-11 individuals or 3-4 pairs.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252659) - Deep water acropora - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Deep water acropora

FFI and partners will conduct review of status, distribution, exploitation and threats of key coral species (IUCN: endangered) within Tejakula sub-district in Bali, Indonesia. We will reaise community awareness in Tejakula of coral conservation particularly among ornamental fishers, with key species as flagships. We will communicate information on key coral species and reef condition to inform Locally Managed Marine Area planning.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252551) - Horvath's toad-headed agama  - Awarded $5,000 on July 14, 2011
14-07-2011 - Horvath's toad-headed agama

Two species of lizards Phrynocephalus horvathi and Eremias pleskei listed in IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered and one species of tortoises Testuo graeca listed as Vulnerable inhabit ecosystems of the semi-deserts of Ararat Valley which most threatened due to restricted territory and overpopulation. This project is aimed at getting the first-hand knowledge on distribution and abundance these reptiles.

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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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