2,094Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 228 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,695,490.

Amphibian Conservation Case Studies

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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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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