1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 125 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,207,905.

Fish Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252194) - Banggai cardinal fish - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Banggai cardinal fish

The Banggai cardinal fish (BCF) (Pterapogon kauderni) is an endangered, endemic marine fish species, with a very limited geographic range in the Banggai archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a target species for the aquarium trade, and wild populations have been drastically reduced by over-collection. The project aims to assist local stakeholders to develop conservation program for protection and sustainable management of the BCF.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251794) - Humphead Wrasse - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Humphead Wrasse

Reef fish spawning aggregations are predictable in space and time and therefore provide an opportunity for local fishers to easily catch large numbers of reproductively active fish, endangering the future sustainability of coral reef fisheries. This work aims conduct artisanal fishery assessments and promote long-term sustainability of local marine resources using the Humphead Wrasse as flagship species on Kia Island, Fiji.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251197) - Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon

Of six Danube sturgeon species, five are Critically Endangered, with one species already extinct. Illegal harvest and caviar trade are the greatest direct threat to their survival. A compilation of background information, an under-cover market survey in Romania and Bulgaria - the two most relevant countries - and DNA analysis of caviar samples provide strong evidence to initiate determined counteractions by authorities and decision-makers.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251559) - Scalloped hammerhead shark - Awarded $25,000 on October 04, 2010
04-10-2010 - Scalloped hammerhead shark

The Malpelo Island, declared World Heritage Site, represent for numerous pelagic species a huge aggregation place for cleaning, feeding, mating and resting in their Pacific migration routes. The main objective of the project is to determine movements and migratory patterns of Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, with acoustic telemetry, a valuable tool to understand the ecology and distribution of sharks.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925727) - Tiger shark - Awarded $14,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Tiger shark

Within Australian waters, biological and historical catch analysis of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) remains data deficient, and there is urgent need of appropriate conservation and management arrangements to be developed for the species. The aim of this research is to examine the life history, ecology and population structure of tiger sharks in east coast Australian and broader South Pacific waters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925634) - Carpita de Morelos - Awarded $15,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - Carpita de Morelos

This project assessed the exact distribution of this small Mexican fish species (Carpitade Morelos). It estimated its population size in its current distributional area and evaluated the genetic diversity of the species by means of microsatellite DNA analysis. Finally, a report was authored to assist in the recovery and conservation of the Carpitade Morelos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925307) - Great Hammerhead Shark - Awarded $15,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Great Hammerhead Shark

This project is investigating the movements and migrations of the Endangered great hammerhead shark. This project is being conducted along the east-coast of Australia. At present, no migration information is available in regard to this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905687) - Depik - Awarded $5,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Depik

Rasbora tawarensis or locally known as depik are freshwater fishes endemic&threatened in Lake Laut Tawar, Aceh, Indonesia. The fish has been listed in IUCN red list in vulnerable category& updated by CBSG as critically endangered. The fish also the most commercially important by-catch for native fish species in the lake. Based on initial evaluation this species are very important freshwater fishes in Aceh waters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905509) - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark - Awarded $5,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

This project seeks to foster the conservation of hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in the Pacific of Costa Rica. We will awareness the Tarcoles community about the importance of this shark and their nursery areas. We choose this community because exists a nursery area of S. lewini, an endangered species (IUCN Red List). Nursery areas are critical habitats since bring alimentation and protection for juveniles.

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