1,924Grants to

1,262(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 664 grants constituting a total donation of $5,718,841 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511345) - X mass Frog, Shillong Bubble nest frog - Awarded $6,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - X mass Frog, Shillong Bubble nest frog

This project enabled us to provide first ever biological information for a critically endangered Rhacophorid frog from Northeast hotspot region of India. Further based on fresh material we redescribed the species and determined its Phylogenetic position. We studied reproductive biology and compared with South Asian lineages.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 15259977) - Indian Pangolin - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Indian Pangolin

Conservation of Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) through research, awareness education and capacity building in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150510828) - Fishing Cat - Awarded $4,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Fishing Cat

The study focuses on examining the ecology and behaviour of the endangered fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) in the urban wetland habitats found in the Colombo metropolitan area. This habitat is currently under threat, due to severe habitat destruction caused by rapid urban development. Our project hopes to use the relationship these cats have with their urban surroundings to help promote green infrastructure development practices.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510989) - Pallas’ cat  - Awarded $6,905 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Pallas’ cat

As Pallas’ cat is listed as (NT) in the IUCN Red List and it is a “Protected Species” by Iran law, but there is very limited data about the status of it in Iran; This project aimed to run some basic ecological survey and status assessment of Pallas’ cat in parts of Alborz Mountains in Iran, where the presence of Pallas’ cat has been confirmed.

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