2,742Grants to



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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051334) - Liverwort - Awarded $4,700 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Liverwort

Sauteria spongiosa (Kashyap) S. Hatt.is an endangered liverwort occuring at 2400 m of elevation in Kathmandu Valley. None of its report has been made since 1982. This work is connected basically to investigate the current status of Sauteria spongiosa and document all the exiating diversity of bryophyte species occuring in different potential habitats of Kathmandu Mountains.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051330) - Javan slow loris - Awarded $4,050 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Javan slow loris

The result obtained by the population survey in the 7 sites estimated occurance in range of the 10-15 individuals. The survey results recommended two potential sites which have good habitat and carrying capacity for the release of Javan slow loris and Calobak, Tapos. Awareness public activities to find solutions to prevent the decline in current population of Java slow loris with law enforcement activities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051327) - Catechu - Awarded $1,475 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Catechu

The management of species depends upon the adopted management system for a particular forest and the role of gender or the forest user groups involvement in the proper handling of the adopted management system. Thus, if totally protected management system adopted for any threatened/vulnerable species and its proper regulation by the user groups then definitely results in increase in no.of species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051324) - Egyptian vulture - Awarded $5,000 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Egyptian vulture

Project aimed for conservation the Imperial Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Lesser Kestrel in Azerbaijan throughout creation of network of local people for conservation of main sites for these species. Posters and brochure about target species will be distributed during field survey and discussions.Received data will be used for identification most improptant sites for these species and possible creating of new protected areas.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051276) - Gharial - Awarded $5,000 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Gharial

The Crocodilian and Freshwater Turtle Research and Conservation Project, Uttarakhand, India

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251265) - Saiga antelope - Awarded $15,000 on June 09, 2010
09-06-2010 - Saiga antelope

This project’s goal is to reduce the drivers for and control illegal hunting of saiga antelope across the Ustyurt Plateau in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. FFI aims to better understand migration routes and breeding grounds; raise awareness and engage local communities in saiga conservation; provide technical and resource support to state and local ranger groups to develop and implement an anti-poaching strategy; and foster transboundary ...

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