2,675Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 896 grants constituting a total donation of $7,729,191 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251257) - Western black crested gibbon - Awarded $15,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Western black crested gibbon

One of the project’s goals is to identify priority actions with local stakeholders to protect the Western black crested gibbon at Nam Kan National Protected Area. In addition, Fauna & Flora International supported preparation of a national gibbon conservation action plan for Lao PDR with the western black crested gibbon as one of the priority species for the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251255) - Fruit and nut plants - Awarded $10,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Fruit and nut plants

This project’s goal is to conserve threatened tree species of the fruit and nut forests in Childukhtaron, Tajikistan. FFI aims to increase local community knowledge and raise awareness of rare and threatened tree species; build capacity of the local state forest service to recognize and monitor threatened and flagship tree species; and improve the status through propagation in nurseries for later reintroduction into the forest.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251253) - Siamese crocodile - Awarded $10,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Siamese crocodile

This project’s goal is to prevent the extinction of Siamese crocodiles and use this charismatic reptile as a flagship for conserving threatened rivers and wetlands in Cambodia. FFI will gain a better understanding of the status and ecology of key crocodile populations; increase protection of Siamese crocodile sanctuaries; and build awareness to conserve crocodiles and their habitats among NGOs, government agencies and the general public.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905647) - Egyptian vulture - Awarded $5,000 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Egyptian vulture

Our project aims to protect Aras and Arpacay valleys that host Turkey's 4 species of vultures. We try to understand their breeding, wintering and migration patterns so that we can propose a species action plan for either the protection of the species and their habitats. We use satellite telemetry for tracking Egyptian Vultures which is a globally endangered species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925593) - Sumatran rhino - Awarded $25,000 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Sumatran rhino

The Sumatran rhino is Critically Endangered; less than 200 individuals remain in the wild. The International Rhino Foundation operates Rhino Protection Units, elite four-person anti-poaching teams, in two of the three main habitats left for Sumatran rhinos. These units, called RPUs, patrol national parks, monitoring rhinos, tigers, elephants and other threatened species, removing snares and traps, and apprehending poachers and encroachers.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925478) - Southeastern mountain Taeromys - Awarded $20,000 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Southeastern mountain Taeromys

The goal of this project is to provide all the necessary information for re-evaluating the conservation status of four target mammalian species (Taeromys arcuatus; Taeromys microbullatus Maxomys dollmanni, Rattus salocco) currently listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN and that are believed to inhabit the Eastern part of the Island. https://sites.google.com/site/alessiomortelliti/

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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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