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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511008) - Pallas's cat - Awarded $6,500 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Pallas's cat

Educating and empowering local communities for the conservation of Pallas's cat in Manang valley, Nepal.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 15256162) - Bay cat - Awarded $10,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Bay cat

Camera trapping to confirm the existence of 3 small cat priority species: bay cat, flat-headed cat and marbled cat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510591) - Freshwater mussels - Awarded $9,262 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Freshwater mussels

We are collecting data on freshwater bivalve diversity, distribution and ecology through field expeditions across all provinces of Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Our ultimate aim is to develop a National Red-list and action plans for the conservation of Malaysia's most vulnerable freshwater mussels.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150510677) - Darevsky's Viper - Awarded $4,850 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Darevsky's Viper

Conservation of threatened Turkish Vipers: Field work to find range limits, contact zones between related species, relevant ecological correlates for each species, and genetic work to investigate any interspecific gene flow. This project and subsequent studies will provide essential information to evaluate species integrities and ultimately conserve vulnerable to critically endangered viper species in northeastern Turkey.

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