1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 134 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,289,405.

Fish Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511649) - Victoria tilapia - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Victoria tilapia

Spatial Distribution and Population Status of Critically Endangered Victoria tilapia and Singidia tilapia in lakes Kayanja and Kayugi, Uganda This project will contribute to generating updated information about spatial distribution and population status of critically endangered Victoria tilapia and Singidia tilapia to help various stakeholders to undertake appropriate conservation actions needed to halt the extinction of these fishes.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510387) - Iberian toothcarp - Awarded $15,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Iberian toothcarp

The Iberian toothcarp is an endemic species from Iberian Peninsula distributed over twenty isolated populations along the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Andalusia population inhabits natural and artificial habitats in the medium-lower basin of the Adra River. These habitats are degraded by human uses and activities. We will evaluate the main threats and promote management measures to restore and conserve the species' habitats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510146) - Chambo Fish - Awarded $12,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Chambo Fish

RIPPLE Africa's Fish Conservation Project helps local communities in the Nkhata Bay District of northern Malawi to preserve and increase stocks of the endangered cichlid, Oreochromis lidole (Chambo Fish) in Lake Malawi. Fish Conservation Committees made up of local people educate fishermen, issue local fishing permits, monitor the size and mesh sizes of of nets and enforce a closed breeding season.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510044) - Widemouth gambusia - Awarded $12,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Widemouth gambusia

Mexico is home to hydrogen sulfide-rich springs so toxic that few organisms can survive in them. This project aims to preserve highly endemic fish that have adapted to these extreme environments. The project particularly focuses on Gambusia eurystoma, which is only known from a single sulfide spring complex. It also pertains to other micro-endemics in the area (Poecilia sulphuraria and P. thermalis).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14059847) - Cuban Topminnow - Awarded $4,500 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Cuban Topminnow

The genus Girardinus is endemic from Cuba and is represented by seven species which six live in western Cuba. The survival of these target species is threatened by the introductions of alien piscivorous fish species, jointly with the water pollution. A detailed evaluation regarding to population parameters, ecological requirements and current threats for these endemic fish species are crucial for the management and their conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259378) - Pinstripe Damba - Awarded $7,150 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Pinstripe Damba

The Pinstripe Damba is an endemic and Critically Endangered fish of northwestern Madagascar. Since 2008, this fish is known only from one lake: Tseny. The challenge is to increase the population size to a level that will allow both conservation and harvesting for food. As a step forward, this project works to raise local awareness on fishery regulations.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259217) - Red-finned Blue-eye - Awarded $15,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Red-finned Blue-eye

Saving the Red-finned Blue Eye fish: Bush Heritage Australia is working to save the world’s only population of the critically endangered red-finned blue-eye fish from extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259098) - Largetooth sawfish - Awarded $9,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Largetooth sawfish

Sawfishes in Madagascar: Documenting and conserving critically endangered species in their last stronghold in African waters.

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