2,504Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 212 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,602,228.

Invertebrate Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252659) - Deep water acropora - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Deep water acropora

FFI and partners will conduct review of status, distribution, exploitation and threats of key coral species (IUCN: endangered) within Tejakula sub-district in Bali, Indonesia. We will reaise community awareness in Tejakula of coral conservation particularly among ornamental fishers, with key species as flagships. We will communicate information on key coral species and reef condition to inform Locally Managed Marine Area planning.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252526) - Gulella taitensis - Awarded $5,000 on July 11, 2011
11-07-2011 - Gulella taitensis

The current findings indicate that Gulella taitensis, endemic to Taita hills forest is still endangered and requires conservation measures initiated. Thapsia buraensis and Ziingis radiolata endangered and endemic in Taita Hills have become more threatened since neither dead shell or a live snail of these two species was recorded during this study.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052064) - Praying mantis - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Praying mantis

This project aimed to confirm the presence of some rare mediterranean mantids and divulgate conservation problems regarding invertebrates. In 2011 living populations of Apteromantis bolivari and Tenodera rungsi were encountered and recorded in North Morocco. Data collected confirmed old records and gave important information on conservation and priorities about these insects leading to scientific publications and a divulgative documentary is also ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051829) - Great Hockey Stick Sailor - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Great Hockey Stick Sailor

Phaedyma aspasia kathmandia is an endangered and endemic subspecies of butterfly which appears only in May to June annually and its status is totally unknown since 1989. Its associated habitat is located only in Lalitpur, Central Nepal and currently is under endangered category of the IUCN Red list. Investigation on its current status and related conservation issues been considered in this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251786) - Corals - Awarded $20,000 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Corals

ZSL’s EDGE Coral Reefs aims to secure the future of ten focal Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) reef-building coral species and their habitat. This project takes a novel approach to coral conservation by supporting and training in-country conservationists (EDGE Fellows), meeting a global need to build coral reef conservation and management capacity, alongside implementing species-specific conservation actions for coral ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925338) - Fireflies - Awarded $16,400 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Fireflies

Very little is known about the congregating firefly, genus: Pteroptyx spp. in Malaysia. The congregating fireflies' habitat is along the intertidal mangrove rivers which are currently being threaten by clearings. This project compiles a directory of the current situation of the congregating fireflies zone (CFZ), a reference for conservation,awareness, future updating, monitoring and research work. Basic research was also carried out for the ...

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