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. 0925489) - Flare-horned markhor - Awarded $10,000 on January 12, 2010
12-01-2010 - Flare-horned markhor

The goal of this project is to conserve the endangered flare-horned markhor, as well as other threatened wildlife (including Ladakh urial, snow leopard, and Asiatic black bear) in the Diamer and Gilgit Districts of northern Pakistan through surveys, hiring and training of local rangers, establishing community monitoring programs, and building capacity to better manage wildlife and resources in this region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925805) - Kurdistan Spotted Newt - Awarded $20,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Kurdistan Spotted Newt

To ensure the conservation of the Kurdistan (yellow) spotted newt (Neurergus microspilotus) through establish an international, research based conservation breeding program involving in situ monitoring, autecology, habitat protection, husbandry and reproduction, biobanking, and molecular studies. The main CBP will be be based in a secure dedicated facility at Razi University, Iran. Besides the generous support of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925244) - Himalayan Wolf - Awarded $10,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Himalayan Wolf

This was the first project on the wolves in the Himalayan region of India. The main objectives were to gather the information about the status, distribution, conflict with human due to livestock predation and, further, identify the important areas for wolf conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925192) - Marbled cat - Awarded $10,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Marbled cat

There is little known about the status or ecology of marbled cats, Asiatic golden cats, or clouded leopards in Sumatra; but extensive habitat degradation is though to be causing significant population declines. We are using camera trapping techniques to assess the current population of the felids in one national park and to identify critical habitat for the implementation of conservation initiatives.

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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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