1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 138 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $998,371.

Invertebrate Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257518) - Curryfish - Awarded $6,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Curryfish

Tropical sea cucumbers are harvested for the "bĂȘche-de-mer" product (dried body wall). Due to the severe lack of knowledge on the biology and ecology of many sea cucumbers, they are in a perilous state of conservation. Populations are rapidly declining worldwide, with over 70% of tropical sea cucumber fisheries deemed exploited and depleted. We wish to better understand their population dynamics and ecosystem function.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057859) - Common Birdwing  - Awarded $4,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Common Birdwing

Most populations are found in Nglanggeran hill of Patuk sub-district with an average number of 25 individuals were in another location found only 1 individual. Aristolochia sp. as foodpant/host of Troides helena in Nglanggeran only found in the hills with an average population of 22 individuals with a predominance of seedlings. Awareness campaign through seminar, conservation education, media discussion. Attended by Government, NGO, Community, ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256662) - Trapdoor spider - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Trapdoor spider

Cantuaria are ancient trapdoor spiders that live only in New Zealand. Their small, dense populations are found in undisturbed patches of grassland and forest. As spiderlings, each builds a burrow and remains inside for its entire life. The patchy distribution of Cantuaria, and their inability to travel far, may make them unable to recover from habitat loss and fragmentation due to human activity.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056879) - White-clawed crayfish - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - White-clawed crayfish

The white-clawed crayfish is endangered throughout its range in the UK and rest of Europe and is a keystone species of river habitats. The project will aim to optimise captive breeding techniques to produce healthy bood stock for supplementation of wild populations and setting up ark sites (safe havens). Long-term genetic monitoring of broodstock and ark sites will assess population health.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256542) - Polynesian tree snail, 'areho' in Tahitian - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Polynesian tree snail, 'areho' in Tahitian

Dozens of species of Polynesian tree snails (Partula) are extinct due to predation by a carnivorous snail introduced as a failed biological control attempt. However, a number of species were rescued from French Polynesian islands and have been maintained in an international breeding programme. The objective of this project is to initiate reestablishment of species extinct in the wild back into their home range.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056280) - Seychelles Crested Groundhopper - Awarded $4,160 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Seychelles Crested Groundhopper

Insects, which are endemic to islands are often highly threatened by changes of their environment. Several grasshoppers, crickets and bush-crickets endemic to the Seychelles are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Our aim is to map the distribution of these species, particularly the Seychelles Crested Groundhopper (Coptottigia cristata) and the Seychelles Wingless Grasshopper (Procytettix fusiformis) and start a habitat restoration ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256173) - Great Raft Spider - Awarded $5,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Great Raft Spider

Our project is dedicated to rare European spider species Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) (great raft spider) in Belarus. The main goal of our work is to find sites where this species is present to register them officially (create microreserves) and provide conservation activities that will give a chance to save great raft spider not only in Belarus but in the whole Europe.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056067) - Dung Beetles - Awarded $3,940 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Dung Beetles

Diversity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) in the Suka Elang; Raptor Education Center (Mount Halimun-Salak National Park), West Java, Indonesia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13054042) - Freshwater crab - Awarded $5,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Freshwater crab

The study centres on ecological questions (distribution, habitats, feeding, population size, growth, sex ratio and nutritional properties), threats and conservation status of freshwater crab, Isolapotamon bausense which is endemic to Borneo and categorized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. The information is needed for effective conservation of the species include proposing the crab to be listed in the Wildlife Protection Ordinance of Sarawak.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255272) - Arabian staghorn - Awarded $9,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Arabian staghorn

Corals in the Arabian Gulf have been able to withstand very high water temperatures. However, extreme thermal events in the late 90's and again in 2010 and 2011, have lead to extensive bleaching. It is essential that a better understanding of the biology of this species be established to support management and conservation of populations in the Gulf.

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