2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

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. 12253768) - Spider Monkey - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Spider Monkey

Brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is of particular interest for conservation. It is extremely endangered due to habitat destruction. The current situation of this primate in Caparo Forest Reserve in Venezuela is very alarming. The forest once occupied 184,100 ha of continuous forest. This has been reduced to 7,000 ha. This project attempts to conserve this population of spider monkey and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053597) - Western chimpanzee - Awarded $3,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Western chimpanzee

As the first survey of its kind in Burkina Faso, we surveyed 250 km across five different forest reserves to investigate the potential extirpation of the Endangered West African chimpanzee, to follow-up on the status of two highly threatened monkeys in the southwest, and to determine the presence/absence and relative abundance of, as well as threats to all primates across southern Burkina Faso.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253524) - Yellow fronted spider monkey   - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Yellow fronted spider monkey

This project is oriented to determine the current status of the Atelidos in northeastern of the Peruvian Amazonia. The study includes four species considered in conservation category of the IUCN in 2011, they are Ateles chamek (EN), A. belzebuth (EN), Lagothrix lagotricha (VU) and L. poeppigii (VU). Part of our activities in the field is to promote environmental education to mitigate some hunting and deforestation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053169) - Black Lion Tamarin - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Black Lion Tamarin

The Black Lion Tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, is an endangered primate species, endemically occurring in highly fragmented and isolated small populations within a limited range in the Atlantic rainforests of the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The IPÊ Institute for Ecological Research conducts applied conservation research and in-situ meta-population management, facilitates the creation of conservation units and the restoration of habitat ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253118) - Brown headed spider monkey - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Brown headed spider monkey

The Choco Biogeographic Region in northwestern Ecuador (Hot spot), are seriously threatened by hunting, deforestation, poor agricultural and cattle raising practices. The aim of this project is to update the population density data of the most endangered primate in Ecuador, brown-headed spider monkey (CR, UICN 2008). We will also work with local communities for raise awarness the biological richness and conservation of the area.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053036) - Mouse-tailed Dormouse, Roach's - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Mouse-tailed Dormouse, Roach's

The Mouse-tailed Dormouse is one of the rarest and least known mammal species in Europe. This project gathered data on species ranging behavior, activity and habitat use in European Turkey and Southeastern Bulgaria, using radio-tracking methods for fist time on this species. DNA material was collected for population genetics analysis, and project results were disseminated through publications, presentations and media.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253158) - Hainan gibbon - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Hainan gibbon

FFI and its partners are working to conserve the Critically Endangered Hainan gibbon in China by improving the capacity of the new reserve staff for gibbon conservation, establishing a strong Hainan Island-wide constituency for gibbon conservation; improving the capacity of indigenous communities adjacent to the BNNR in Qingsong Township for alternative livelihoods; and improving the awareness among local people of gibbon conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252849) - Giraffe - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Giraffe

Establishing the current status of all giraffe populations and (sub)species throughout the African continent to support and appropriately inform their conservation and management. The project intends to gather data on giraffe numbers and range, develop an integrated giraffe database working collaboratively with all stakeholders, and publishing of the first ever report on the giraffe conservation status in Africa.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253080) - Mexican long-nosed bat - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Mexican long-nosed bat

The Mexican long-nosed bat is highly susceptible to extinction because is a food and habitat specialist, roosts in caves, and is migratory. Pregnant females of this bat migrate every spring from central Mexico to the south-western United States following the blooms of century plants. We aim to understand the status of the bat’s migratory corridor and identify critical sites necessary to maintain viable populations.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253066) - Irrawaddy dolphin - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Irrawaddy dolphin

The project aims to protect the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mahakam River and in process of establishing a community-supported dolphin reserve. Furthermore financial and technical aid have been provided in sustainable fisheries and ecotourism sector in the dolphin PAs. Finally, environmental education courses on sustainable resource use and wildlife protection in wetlands habitats are provided for local schools.

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