2,675Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 190 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,902,810.

Fish Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256868) - Queensland lungfish - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Queensland lungfish

The project seeks to contribute new scientific knowledge necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of, the endangered Australian lungfish. First, stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen of fish scales will provide the first ever investigation of century-long trends in lungfish trophic ecology. Second, spatiotemporal patterns of lungfish resource use will be examined to inform management actions and identify rehabilitation ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256663) - Freshwater Sawfish - Awarded $11,400 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Freshwater Sawfish

Searching for the critically endangered Freshwater sawfish in an Eastern Cape York river. The freshwater sawfish (Pristis pristis) was once found on Australia’s east coast but has not been recorded for many years. With the help of traditional owners we will use underwater cameras and gillnets to investigate reports that freshwater sawfish inhabit the untouched rivers of eastern Cape York.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257029) - Angel shark - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Angel shark

The European angel shark is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List and is extinct from much of its historic range. The last known angel shark population stronghold is in the Canary Islands, and ZSL is working closely with local partners and dive clubs to gather information and conserve this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256088) - Camotillo - Awarded $15,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Camotillo

Thanks to this research and support from MBZ SCF, we now we have solid, science based information about the life history, population status, and fisheries dynamics for Camotillo and Bacalao in Galapagos. This information will translate into specific management recommendations for the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) and other local stakeholders so that a management plan can be implemented; a milestone in these species’ ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255722) - Petzea rudd - Awarded $13,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Petzea rudd

Because of recent degradation of their habitat in the thermal lake in 'Paraul Petea' reserve, northern-western Romania, experiments for ex situ rearing and reproduction in captivity of the endemic Scardinius racovitzai and Melanopsis parreyssii were set up, in order to obtain a reserve of individuals for reintroduction and a better knowledge of their biology.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255314) - Pangani tilapia - Awarded $12,500 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Pangani tilapia

Nyumba ya Mungu Dam is a biodiversity rich ecosystem within Pangani River Basin consisting of fish species namely Oreochromis pangani, Oreochromis jipe,Clarias gariepinus and introduced Oreochromis esculentus. Recently however,environmental ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254304) - Jullien's golden carp - Awarded $12,500 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - Jullien's golden carp

This project trains local villagers in Lao PDR to collect key fisheries and population data on fish species in the Mekong River, with an emphasis on documenting encounters with threatened and endangered fishes such as Jullien's Golden Carp. This project builds local scientific capacity and collects needed information to improve the study, conservation, and management of Mekong fish species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12252178) - European eel - Awarded $8,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - European eel

The aim of the project is to develop an artificial propagation technique of European eel. The specific objective is to produce and rear viable eel larvae by using traditional methods (adaptation of the Japanese propagation protocol for European eel) and new biotechnological methods (using cryopreservated sperm – sperm gene bank).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053408) - Rock skipper - Awarded $5,000 on January 15, 2012
15-01-2012 - Rock skipper

Rockskipper are fishes that can survive when out onto the watersurface. Recent research on rockskipper inIndonesia occurred around the year 1800. Project is located in Siung beach. The project's result showed that Andamia heteroptera as the abundant rockskipper fish in Siung beach. This species is unique that it has a tetrapod-like vertebrae while it also has a muscular structure resembling primitive fishes musculature.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052957) - Giant mottled eel - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Giant mottled eel

Despite its cultural and commercial importance, the diversity and life history of freshwater eels in the Philippines can be defined as data deficient, and thus need of assessment. This projects aims to provide an insight into the current conservation status of these species in the Northern Philippines region.

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