2,801Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 280 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,207,441.

Amphibian Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251778) - Sagalla Caecilian - Awarded $9,625 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Sagalla Caecilian

The Sagalla Caecilian Boulengerula niedeni is a Critically Endangered (CR)amphibian caecliid endemic to Sagalla Hill, Taita Hills Kenya. Major threat is habitat destruction through soil and water erosion plus the water draining effects of exotics such as eucalyptus trees. The on-going project aims to educate the local people on the importance of this species and how to conserve the species and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051700) - Sahona  - Awarded $3,000 on December 07, 2010
07-12-2010 - Sahona

Two of the most threatened frog species of Madagascar, Boophis williamsii and Mantidactylus pauliani are very localised, with no more than three spots where they have been found. During a survey we noticed that almost all the exotic forest was burned. This could have a serious consequence on the frog subsistence, and could lead the species to extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925771) - Harlequin Frog - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Harlequin Frog

Here we are presenting a specific project to study the causes of decline on three species of harlequin toads.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925524) - Golden coqui - Awarded $19,166 on June 10, 2010
10-06-2010 - Golden coqui

Our proposal is to conduct an Amphibian Ark Conservation Needs Assessment Workshop (http://www.amphibianark.org/conservation_needs_workshops.htm) for the entire Caribbean region. The workshop will be facilitated by an AArk Taxon Officer and led by the Caribbean Regional Co-Chairs of the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925632) - Quimbaya harlequin frog - Awarded $15,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - Quimbaya harlequin frog

This project aims to conduct survey work to establish the presence/status of three Critically Endangered amphibians (Atelopus quimbaya, Atelopus chocoensis, Atelopus pictiventris), with a particular focus on the first two species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025939) - Harlequin frog - Awarded $10,000 on February 18, 2010
18-02-2010 - Harlequin frog

The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project creates assurance colonies of highly vulnerable species of amphibians to prevent extinctions due to an invasive fungal pathogen that causes chytridiomycosis.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925805) - Kurdistan Spotted Newt - Awarded $20,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Kurdistan Spotted Newt

To ensure the conservation of the Kurdistan (yellow) spotted newt (Neurergus microspilotus) through establish an international, research based conservation breeding program involving in situ monitoring, autecology, habitat protection, husbandry and reproduction, biobanking, and molecular studies. The main CBP will be be based in a secure dedicated facility at Razi University, Iran. Besides the generous support of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905704) - Caecilian - Awarded $3,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Caecilian

On the Osa Peninsula there are two poorly known amphibian species, the caecilian Oscaecilia osae, endemic species of the area and the frog Craugastor taurus, only known from the southeast part of Costa Rican and southwest Panama. Our project was focused on search for these secretive amphibian species. Neither of the target species was detected, however valuable information of leaf litter amphibian community was produce.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905182) - Lake Junin Frog - Awarded $4,900 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Lake Junin Frog

General concern on amphibian’s present situation is not only based on the decline of its species. It is necessary to know more about the threats they are facing to establish successful conservation programs. Lake of Junin frog lacks of that information. The present study shows the different human’s related factors affecting this frog and come up with recommendations for future SMART strategies for the species

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925565) - Tree Frog - Awarded $5,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Tree Frog

Kitobo forest, Kenya is a lowland forest biogeographically assignable to to the East African Coastal forests. Being small and insularized the conservation status and natural history of a population of Leptopelis flavomaculatus (Günther, 1864) is highly threatened and in urgent need of assessment. Its major threat is habitat loss through destruction resulting from flood waters after rains in Mt. Kilimanjaro area.

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