2,041Grants to

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 216 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,619,705.

Amphibian Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253971) - Olm - Awarded $8,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Olm

Within this project we dived into the deep darkness of one of the last unknown places of Europe-the Croatian underground. We visited caves that no one has ever seen and managed to estimate some of the largest populations of olm and pinpoint areas for strict protection. Our goal was to set up long term olm monitoring and to raise environmental awareness among local people.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253920) - Kerala Indian Frog (KIF) - Awarded $12,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Kerala Indian Frog (KIF)

Little is known about Walkerana phrynoderma, a frog endemic to the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats of India. We collected baseline information (i.e., distribution, threats, habitat characteristics, activity patterns, and relative abundance) on species, with the aim of improving our understanding of the status of the species in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053478) - Sahon'orana - Awarded $2,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Sahon'orana

Scaphiophryne gottlebei and Mantella expectata are two endemics species of Isalo especially in the buffer zone where forest degradation increases every day. Our scientific (distribution and structure study) and social (sensitization on environmental protection and improvement of livelihood) projects are focused on this zone.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053060) - Archey's frog - Awarded $2,900 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Archey's frog

New Zealand's native Archey's frog is number one on the amphibian EDGE list. It is threatened by predation from introduced mammals. To assess the level of predation we have developed molecular techniques to identify frog prey in small mammals diets, as traditional approaches were unreliable. So far these have been successful and can also be applied to any predator-prey diet study.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253191) - Wendy’s forest toad - Awarded $10,000 on November 13, 2011
13-11-2011 - Wendy’s forest toad

Conservation assessment of endemic tropical montane amphibians in Uzungwa Scarp, East Africa. The study aimed to relocate and verify the habitat of three target species of anuran. One species was successfully relocated and demonstrated a range expansion beyond previous records. Two species remained elusive after two years of surveys.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252298) - Lungless salamander - Awarded $13,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Lungless salamander

FFI's ultimate goal is to empower local stakeholders to conserve Ometepe Island's endemic salamander (Bolitoglossa insularis) and its cloud forest habitat. The project goal is to enhance knowledge and capacity to enable immediate conservation action to project this salamander (IUCN: not listed). We will establish essential baseline data to evaluate conservation status, build a participatory monitoring system and share project knowledge gained ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251015) - Rancho Grande harlequin frog - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Rancho Grande harlequin frog

Atelopus cruciger is a critically endangered frog believed to be extinct until recent sightings revealed populations at four sites. The presence of a fungus in the last specimens before the species disappeared in 1986 suggested a fungal disease as the most likely cause of its decline. This study aims to estimate demographic and epidemiological parameters in one of these populations to asses its viability.

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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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