1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

Asia

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 678 grants constituting a total donation of $5,829,692 for species conservation projects based in Asia.

Conservation Case Studies in Asia

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510567) - Forest Owlet - Awarded $3,400 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Forest Owlet

Assessment of the status, distribution and conservation issues of Forest owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) in Dang Forest, Gujarat, India.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150510745) - Spoonbilled sandpiper - Awarded $4,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Spoonbilled sandpiper

An survey of wading birds of the Khairusovo–Belogolovaya estuary, on the Western coast of Kamchatka - a key location for protected wader species on the East Asian–Australasian migratory flyway.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510679) - Kolar leaf-nosed bat - Awarded $7,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Kolar leaf-nosed bat

In an earlier MBZ sponsored study the Kolar leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros hypophyllus was rediscovered and found to be highly threatened due to stone quarrying. The project aims to conserve and protect the Kolar leaf-nosed bat through scientific data collection, establishment of Community Conserved Areas and bringing about behavioural change among the stakeholders through conservation education.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510681) - Mongolian wild ass  - Awarded $12,500 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Mongolian wild ass

Protecting the Mongolian Khulan and its habitat through research, engagement local rangers and community, and conservation education in Mongolia

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