2,616Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 875 grants constituting a total donation of $7,565,823 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925681) - Striped hyena - Awarded $20,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Striped hyena

To adapt a new, non-invasive and cost-effective footprint identification technique (FIT) for monitoring the elusive and endangered striped hyena in Turkey. This beautiful animal is widely persecuted and there are no comprehensive population monitoring strategies. FIT is a species-specific monitoring tool developed by WildTrack (www.wildtrack.org)and can give high accuracy in identifying at the species, individual, age-class and sex levels.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925572) - Orangutan - Awarded $24,559 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Orangutan

The goal of our MBZS supported programme is to develop and disseminate information resources on Islamic teachings throughout North Sumatra, Indonesia, related to the protection of natural resources, with a focus towards the conservation of the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) and the Gunung Leuser National Park, part of the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925556) - King Cobra - Awarded $25,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - King Cobra

The King Cobra Telemetry Project was started in March 2008 at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Karnataka, India. The main objectives of the project are to study the ranging patterns, habitat use and behavior of wild king cobras. Emphasis is also given on training young field biologists, creating awareness and educating people about the conservation significance of this apex predator.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925412) - Amur Tiger - Awarded $25,000 on July 05, 2009
05-07-2009 - Amur Tiger

Amur tigers and people must find a way to co-exist in the RFE. GPS collar technology enables researchers to gain insights into predator-prey dynamics and help resolve some of these conflicts in a scientific manner. Our research intends to apply this technology to assess kill rates on ungulate species throughout the year, contributing to conservation of one of the world’s most threatened and iconic species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925394) - Oud, Agarwood, Eaglewood, Krassana, gaharu - Awarded $10,900 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Oud, Agarwood, Eaglewood, Krassana, gaharu

The Critically Endangered Aquilaria crassna – source of one the world’s highest priced non-timber-forest products – and a number of other rare plants including rattan and bamboo species, are of vital socio-economic importance for the people living in the forests of southern Cambodia. Threatened by construction work, this project implements ex and in-situ species recovery measures to ensure their conservation while maintaining ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905381) - Myanmar star tortoise - Awarded $4,800 on June 29, 2009
29-06-2009 - Myanmar star tortoise

The project engaged local communities, authorities, and sanctuary staff to change local attitudes and practices to enable the successful reintroduction of the CR Myanmar Star tortoise into its native habitat in Minsontaung Wildlife Sanctuary. Interventions included support for patrols and increased use of fuel efficient stoves. Project monitoring indicates success in reducing use of sanctuary resources.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925309) - Siamese Crocodile - Awarded $19,500 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Siamese Crocodile

Lake Mesangat (East Kalimantan) maintains populations of RTE species such as Tomistoma schlegelii, Crocodylus siamensis, Orlitia borneensis, Ciconia stormi and Nasalis larvatus. The future of this area and the livelihood of its traditional fishermen faces serious threats from plantation agriculture and invasive exotics. The conservation foundation, Yayasan Ulin, is working to conserve at least 6,000 hectares of this remarkable site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925338) - Fireflies - Awarded $16,400 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Fireflies

Very little is known about the congregating firefly, genus: Pteroptyx spp. in Malaysia. The congregating fireflies' habitat is along the intertidal mangrove rivers which are currently being threaten by clearings. This project compiles a directory of the current situation of the congregating fireflies zone (CFZ), a reference for conservation,awareness, future updating, monitoring and research work. Basic research was also carried out for the ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905271) - Marsh Crocodile - Awarded $5,000 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Marsh Crocodile

An investigation of the status of crocodiles and their habitats in Sri Lanka and assessment of human-crocodile conflict . Approximately 10-20 people are killed annually and about 50 people are attacked by crocodiles in Sri Lanka. Propose actions that should be taken to minimize this conflict as well as to conserve the crocodiles and their natural habitats.

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