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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251741) - Sunda Pangolin - Awarded $10,000 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Sunda Pangolin

Wildlife Alliance is working to protect the endangered Sunda pangolin by combating the illegal wildlife trade from Cambodia into Vietnam, rescuing and caring for pangolins in trade, and building public awareness about the pangolin's conservation status. For more information on Wildlife Alliance and its conservation programs, please visit www.wildlifealliance.org

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251503) - Red-shanked douc monkey - Awarded $10,000 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Red-shanked douc monkey

In 2011-2012, I conducted transect surveys in 10 sites in Nakai Nam Theun National Protected Area (NNT NPA), central eastern Laos. At each site, I walked transects and recorded douc groups sighted, and signs of threats. I used both Distance Sampling and a habitat suitability model to estimate the abundance and distribution of red-shanked doucs (Pygathrix nemaeus) in NNT NPA.

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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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