2,094Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 742 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $7,588,396.

Mammal Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254281) - Indri - Awarded $5,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Indri

The Indri (Indri indri) is a highly recognizable lemur species due to their distinct black and white pelage, black tufted ears, and unmistakable male/female duetting calls. Indri are endangered due to anthropogenic disturbances such as hunting, deforestation and slash-and-burn farming. Indri are among the 25 most endangered primates but, we will contribute to their conservation by gaining an understanding of their behavioral ecology.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253894) - Sulawesi crested black macaque - Awarded $12,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Sulawesi crested black macaque

To address the threats to Macaca nigra, namely habitat loss and hunting, a collaborative team has been established to assess the current protected area status, enhance ecotourism principles and provide education and awareness activities in the region. With a wealth of other species dependent on the same habitat, protecting Tangkoko Nature Reserve will ensure the survival of the impressive biodiversity of this unique area.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254342) - Antillean Manatee, Caribbean Manatee - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Antillean Manatee, Caribbean Manatee

Throughout the Wider Caribbean Region, Antillean manatee populations have been reduced by direct hunting, bycatch, vessel strikes and habitat loss and degradation, among other threats. We propose the first bi-national collaborative project to evaluate the status of manatees and contribute to their conservation in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254177) - Red-bellied guenon - Awarded $6,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Red-bellied guenon

Primates are one of the least studied and highly threatened mammal species in Benin. This project aims to collect data on red-bellied guenon (Cercopithecus e. erythrogaster) ecology, ethnozoology and to design tools and strategies for their management. The goals of the project will be achieved through involvement of all the stakeholders at different levels (local, municipal, national, etc.).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054061) - Sclater's guenon - Awarded $3,550 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Sclater's guenon

Nigeria has lost over 90 percent of its tropical lowland forests due to human activities and more than half of the remaining forest is located around Calabar. This project highlighted the farmers’ perpectives of human wildlife conflict (HWC) around CERCOPAN, Cross River state, Nigeria, and provided the management with relevant information to develop future research and conservation priorities to facilitate coexistence between people and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054035) - Ganges River Dolphin - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Ganges River Dolphin

The Karnali river of Nepal hosts the upstream isolated sub- population of Ganges river dolphin. The main objectives of this project are to determine the current population status, distribution, and habitat ecology and conservation threats of dolphin. We intend to use this information to assist the government in conservation planning, strengthen the capacity of stakeholders, and to enhance the local community participation in conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254023) - Javan Slow Loris - Awarded $6,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Javan Slow Loris

The Little Fireface Project aims on saving slow lorises from extinction. The project follows an interdisciplinary approach by combining behavior and ecology research on wild animals at our field station in West Java, forest and market surveys, education and awareness on local and international levels, capacity building and communication to authorities, conservation organizations and the local, national and international public.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253470) - west caucasian tur - Awarded $8,300 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - west caucasian tur

The project objectives are to: a) evaluate current status of west Caucasian tur in Svaneti; b) promote establishment of new protected area; c) establish a basis for community involvement in conservation activities. Series of meetings with local population for resource user groups identification and leaflets distribution will be conducted. On the basis of meetings and questionnaires areas under high poaching pressure will be identified. Selected ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253596) - Eastern lowland gorilla - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Eastern lowland gorilla

The Walikale Gorilla and Forest Conservation Project was established in 2001 to protect a population of over 700 endangered eastern lowland gorillas in the 70,000 hectare Walikale Reserve in eastern DR Congo. Activities include gorilla monitoring, removal of poachers' snares, data collection and awareness-raising in communities living around the forest.

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