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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 920 grants constituting a total donation of $7,934,378 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251787) - Sumatran Tiger - Awarded $15,000 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Sumatran Tiger

The conservation actions were completely made local community who live around the Barumun forest ecosystem has a well understanding about conservation of sumatran tiger and forest. Last time, many local communities have a perception that tiger as a mystic animal only. But now, they have better conservation knowledge & commitment to protect the tiger & forest and including sustainable of tree planting in their villages.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251738) - Philippine bare-backed fruit bat - Awarded $15,000 on December 28, 2010
28-12-2010 - Philippine bare-backed fruit bat

IUCN “Red Lists” the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat as Critically Endangered. Until rediscovery on Cebu Island this species was thought to be extinct until 2003, when bare-backed fruit bats were (re)discovered living in the Philippines. These bats and the Philippine tropical ecosystem are deeply intertwined through seed dispersal and pollination. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051138) - Irrawaddy dolphin - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Irrawaddy dolphin

For sometime only one population of Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) was known in the Philippines, i.e. the Malampaya Sound population in Palawan (~70-80 animals). In 2007 a very small population was discovered in the Visayas region raising hopes that there might be other remnant populations that are yet to be found. This project investigates occurrence of Irrawaddy dolphins in the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925833) - Snow leopard - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2010
08-12-2010 - Snow leopard

Snow leopard is an iconic flagship species of the mountains of central Asia. Listed endangered in the IUCN Red list and Critically Endangered in Pakistan, snow leopard requires urgent conservation measures. This project was aimed to enhance our understanding of snow leopards and improve the conservation status of snow leopards in northern Pakistan through conservation measures and awareness/ advocacy campaigns, respectively.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251550) - Scaly-sided Merganser - Awarded $12,721 on November 07, 2010
07-11-2010 - Scaly-sided Merganser

Saving of endangered Scaly-sided Merganser a fish-eating wood duck, an endemic for far east Russia and NE China is a main goal of the project. Nest box program provided up to 120 ducklings to hatch annually. Surveys on breeding grounds are lasting for 10 years and made a baseline for population trend.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251571) - Saiga antelope - Awarded $15,000 on October 12, 2010
12-10-2010 - Saiga antelope

The project builds capacity for saiga conservation throughout its range, through supporting 3 activites: a) Participatory monitoring of saigas by local farmers in the North-West Pre-Caspian Region of Russia; b) Publication of a biannual bulletin, Saiga News, in 6 languages, online and in hard copy; c) a Small Grants programme to support grassroots conservation action by range state nationals.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251552) - Siberian Crane - Awarded $20,000 on October 03, 2010
03-10-2010 - Siberian Crane

Illegal hunting is the primary cause of the decline of the Critically Endangered Siberian Crane. This project promoted widespread public education to hunters in Central Asian countries to improve understanding and protection of Siberian Cranes and their habitats. Relationships were fostered with hunters, who are inspired by the cranes’ beauty and plight, correctly identify the species, choose to avoid hunting cranes, and report sightings.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251120) - Delacour's langur - Awarded $20,500 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Delacour's langur

The Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) a Critically Endangered and Vietnamese endemic primate counts only 200 individuals in 9 isolated subpopulations. Captive bred individuals from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center were released into Van Long Nature Reserve to stabilize the only viable population and to increase the genetic diversity. The project receives active support from surrounding communes of the reserve.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925616) - Asian Great Bustard - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Asian Great Bustard

The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a steppe-dwelling bird and the heaviest bird capable of flight. The objectives of our project are to locate remnant populations of Great Bustard, quantify habitat use, trace migratory patterns, and identify sources of mortality, while building local research capacity and engaging local people in the research and conservation of this charismatic species.

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