1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 645 grants constituting a total donation of $5,601,341 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511619) - Artocarpus annulatus - Awarded $6,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Artocarpus annulatus

This project focuses on the IUCN assessment and conservation of Artocarpus annulatus, an endemic tree species in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is the only truly wild member of the lineage containing two crop species (jackfruit and cempedak). There are very few collections of A. annulatus, and no IUCN assessment exists. Based on existing data, it could be classified as critically endangered and more data are needed.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511525) - Sri Lanka Emerald Spreadwing - Awarded $3,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Sri Lanka Emerald Spreadwing

Sinhalestes orientalis (Sri Lanka Emerald Spreadwing) is a globally Critically Endangered damselfly species endemic to Sri Lankan montane zone. This project focuses on the ecology and distribution of Sinhalestes orientalis and is aimed at establishing baseline information for the conservation of the species and to increase the awareness regarding the species and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511949) - Chinese pangolin - Awarded $12,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Chinese pangolin

To identify the geographic origin of pangolin seizures, the project aims to build a genetic map of pangolins across Vietnam by collecting fecal samples using detection dogs.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511793) - Chinese Pangolin - Awarded $12,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Chinese Pangolin

The world’s pangolin species are at risk of extinction due to demand for their meat and scales. Our project dissuades Vietnamese and Chinese consumers from purchasing pangolin products by debunking the false medicinal value of their scales, making the consumption of pangolin meat socially unacceptable, and building capacity for more effective enforcement of trade bans. Reducing demand in these markets will help alleviate poaching pressure.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511869) - Yellow-breasted Bunting - Awarded $5,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Yellow-breasted Bunting

Localizing important stop-over and wintering sites of the endangered Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511844) - Ganges River Dolphin - Awarded $3,976 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Ganges River Dolphin

Finding Spaces for Coexistence: Understanding Response of Fishermen to Decline in Fish Catch and Engaging them to Reduce Dolphin By-catch

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 15053123) - Asian Elephant - Awarded $4,930 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Asian Elephant

The project is expansion of 'The Rufford Foundation, UK' supported research and activity-based capacity-building to develop human-elephant interaction management plan in ‘Mayurjharna Elephant Reserve’, existing/extended ‘Zone of influence’. We will enumerate elephant population and record migration range to develop distribution and interface zone maps. ‘ The Elephant Reserve Research Station’ will develop the scope of volunteering or ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511693) - Leopard - Awarded $5,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Leopard

Mitigating threats to leopards in the Machiara region by involving local people in leopard conservation and livestock protection activities The main aim of this program is to raise conservation awareness about leopard and provide necessary management tools to inform and impart knowledge, particularly to local communities, as well as to enhance indigenous and traditional knowledge that is useful for the conservation.

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