2,453Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 825 grants constituting a total donation of $7,128,279 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925495) - Siamese Crocodile - Awarded $10,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Siamese Crocodile

The study was conducted at Kaeng Krachan National Park , protected area along the Thai-Myanmar border from 2009-2011. Our objectives were to assess the conservation status of C. siamensis populations within the park, determine if reproduction is occurring, and develop conservation recommendations based on these findings.We recommend implementing multiple strategies to augment the existing population of C. siamensis in the park.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905363) - Spinner dolphins - Awarded $5,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Spinner dolphins

Dolphin watching tourism at Lovina, Bali developed from the late 1980s when local artisanal fishers formed self-regulating cooperatives. Up to 180 dedicated small fishing vessels carry passengers to watch dolphins that are predictably found close to shore. The operation largely caters for Western tourists, mostly tertiary-educated. This research examined the sustainability status of dolphin watching in Lovina from ecological, social, economic and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925696) - Snow leopard - Awarded $25,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Snow leopard

The endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is among the least known big cat. Using refined non-invasive genetic techniques, we conducted surveys in areas lacking information on population size or structure, and assessed genetic variation across large sections of leopard range in Central Asia. We trained range-country biologists and helped build the capacity of wildlife genetics laboratories in Nepal and Bhutan.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925694) - Sumatran rhino - Awarded $20,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Sumatran rhino

The overarching goal of the proposed project is to advance the effort to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction. Our objective within the scope of this grant is to increase the number of Sumatran rhinos contributing genetically to the captive breeding program which serves as an insurance population for the rapidly dwindling wild population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905690) - Javan gibbon - Awarded $2,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Javan gibbon

Javan gibbon (Hylobates molloch) which is endemic to Java,Indonesia. This species is heading to extinction due to forest degradation and land conversion for agriculture.A survey of Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) was conducted in the Dieng mountains and Mt.Slamet, Central Java, to assess current population status and its distribution, including factors threatening the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905687) - Depik - Awarded $5,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Depik

Rasbora tawarensis or locally known as depik are freshwater fishes endemic&threatened in Lake Laut Tawar, Aceh, Indonesia. The fish has been listed in IUCN red list in vulnerable category& updated by CBSG as critically endangered. The fish also the most commercially important by-catch for native fish species in the lake. Based on initial evaluation this species are very important freshwater fishes in Aceh waters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925681) - Striped hyena - Awarded $20,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Striped hyena

To adapt a new, non-invasive and cost-effective footprint identification technique (FIT) for monitoring the elusive and endangered striped hyena in Turkey. This beautiful animal is widely persecuted and there are no comprehensive population monitoring strategies. FIT is a species-specific monitoring tool developed by WildTrack (www.wildtrack.org)and can give high accuracy in identifying at the species, individual, age-class and sex levels.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925572) - Orangutan - Awarded $24,559 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Orangutan

The goal of our MBZS supported programme is to develop and disseminate information resources on Islamic teachings throughout North Sumatra, Indonesia, related to the protection of natural resources, with a focus towards the conservation of the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) and the Gunung Leuser National Park, part of the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925556) - King Cobra - Awarded $25,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - King Cobra

The King Cobra Telemetry Project was started in March 2008 at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Karnataka, India. The main objectives of the project are to study the ranging patterns, habitat use and behavior of wild king cobras. Emphasis is also given on training young field biologists, creating awareness and educating people about the conservation significance of this apex predator.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925412) - Amur Tiger - Awarded $25,000 on July 05, 2009
05-07-2009 - Amur Tiger

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 intends to apply this technology to assess kill rates on ungulate species throughout the year, contributing to conservation of one of the world’s most threatened and iconic species.

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