2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 778 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $8,012,693.

Mammal Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257170) - Asiatic wild ass  - Awarded $6,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Asiatic wild ass

The critically endangered Persian wild ass or onager (Equus hemionus onager) is now restricted to only two distantly located protected areas in Iran. This project aims to determine key suitable habitats and potential sources of mortality of the larger onager population in and around Bahram-e-Gour Protected Area in Iran to inform landscape level conservation plans for the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257174) - Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon

Working with local communities and relevant authorities LBA aims to increase their awareness and improve the conservation status of the northern white-cheeked crested gibbon. The project will result in increased capacity through targeted training to allow an assessment of gibbon status and threats and increased knowledge on the status of gibbons to identify keys areas for conservation activities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056405) - Sunda Pangolin  - Awarded $4,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Sunda Pangolin

When live Sunda pangolins are confiscated from the trade they are often released into the wild with minimal health checks and no post-release monitoring. This project is releasing and monitoring six individuals, determining if release is a viable placement option. From this, international standard protocols will be developed that can be implemented by the Forest Protection Department and other conservation organisations across Vietnam.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256483) - Neotropical otter - Awarded $8,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Neotropical otter

The neotropical otter is one of the least studied otter species due to its discrete behavior and consequent low detectability in natural environment. This situation is aggravated in northeast region of Brazil, which appears as a gap in neotropical otters current distribution maps. This project aims to increase the knowledge related to Lontra longicaudis and its habitat preferences in northeastern Brazil, contributing to its conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255764) - African wild dog - Awarded $7,000 on September 22, 2013
22-09-2013 - African wild dog

Conservation detection dogs were trained to detect wire snares and work with anti-poaching teams in the buffer zone of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Dogs provided additional snare-finding capacity and allowed scouts to cover more ground more efficiently for detecting wire snares of all kinds.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255890) - Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur - Awarded $6,000 on June 17, 2013
17-06-2013 - Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur

The Sahamalza sportive lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis, is a small nocturnal primate that was discovered only recently in the north-west of Madagascar. In comparison to other sportive lemur species it has received very little scientific attention so far. This project aimed at studying the social organisation of the Sahamalaza sportive lemur as a step towards discovering more about this virtually unknown species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056096) - Fishing cat - Awarded $4,788 on June 17, 2013
17-06-2013 - Fishing cat

This study is based on fishing cat( Prionailurus viverrinus), an endangered species residing in Gannoruwa forest reserve Kandy. They are mainly threatened due to habitat loss,road kills and poaching . In this study population trends, threats,ecology, and abundance of fishing cats were monitored. Awareness rising programs along with the implementing world fist road signs which dedicated to fishing cats were done through this project.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13055819) - Northern Sportive Lemur - Awarded $5,000 on June 17, 2013
17-06-2013 - Northern Sportive Lemur

The MBZ supported conservation outreach program focused upon native trees, local lemurs and sustainable alternatives has had a positive impact in protecting the Northern Sportive lemur, Lepilemur septentrionalis by educating local residents in Andavakoera and empowering them to take action to protect and preserve local biodiversity.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256220) - javan leopard - Awarded $8,650 on June 17, 2013
17-06-2013 - javan leopard

Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) is a Critical endangered (IUCN) species and protected by Indonesian law. And this is the last remain Java big carnivore. Its existence more threatened since there was lack of data regard to its distribution and population, also the habitat fragmentation and land-use transformation. People need to be more aware about this species and conservation act need be done.

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