2,094Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 743 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $7,588,396.

Mammal Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925516) - Commerson´s dolphin  - Awarded $20,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Commerson´s dolphin

We identified the boundaries for management units for four key species in the Argentine Sea affected by human activities (mortality in fisheries, unregulated tourism and oil and gas exploration at sea): Commerson´s dolphin, dusky dolphin, South American fur seal and South American sea lion. The Southwestern Atlantic has been one of the most impacted marine environments in the last two decades by fisheries.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905407) - Okapi - Awarded $25,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Okapi

The Okapi Conservation Project in Epulu, DR Congo conserves the wildlife and flora of the Ituri Forest. Focusing on program areas of agro-forestry, wildlife protection and conservation education, we encourage Congolese people to participate in forest stewardship which is home to important populations of chimpanzees, forest elephants and the endemeic okapi. Current threats to the Ituri Forest include illegal hunting, mining and timber ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905276) - Strong-tailed Oldfield Mouse - Awarded $5,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Strong-tailed Oldfield Mouse

The diversity and richness along the altitudinal gradient change depending of the heterogeneity of the habitat. I research the relation of the environmental factors and distribution of the species in seven localities along the gradient of Pampa Hermosa River, Junín, Peru. I report 34 species, the redicovery of Marmosops juninensis and the range extended of Monodelphis gardneri. Also, I found corelation with their habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051330) - Javan slow loris - Awarded $4,050 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Javan slow loris

The result obtained by the population survey in the 7 sites estimated occurance in range of the 10-15 individuals. The survey results recommended two potential sites which have good habitat and carrying capacity for the release of Javan slow loris and Calobak, Tapos. Awareness public activities to find solutions to prevent the decline in current population of Java slow loris with law enforcement activities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051326) - Sanje mangabey - Awarded $2,647 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Sanje mangabey

Our study examines gastrointestinal parasitic infection in a population of endangered Sanje mangabeys in the Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Tanzania. Through primate censuses and fecal collection, we document infection prevalence in relation to human encroachment and habitat destruction. As there are fewer than 1000 individuals left in this population, assessing the risk of disease infection is a necessary step for effective conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051129) - Grevy's zebra - Awarded $4,595 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Grevy's zebra

The aims of this project were to (1) understand the factors influencing foal survival in the endangered Grevy's zebra, and (2) investigate how landscape use patterns of lactating female zebra are influenced by differences in forage quality. We discovered that first year foal survival is less than 30% and that lactating females choose areas in which forage contains significantly higher quantities of key nutrients.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025620) - Atlantic Humpback Dolphin - Awarded $15,000 on June 09, 2010
09-06-2010 - Atlantic Humpback Dolphin

The Atlantic humpback dolphin is among the planet’s most rare and threatened marine mammals. Endemic to West Africa, the species has declined precipitously in recent years. This project aims to assess essential life history parameters (population size, preferred habitats, threats) for the species in Gabon and Congo, and to raise awareness of the species amongst local resource managers, resource users, and the NGO community.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251265) - Saiga antelope - Awarded $15,000 on June 09, 2010
09-06-2010 - Saiga antelope

This project’s goal is to reduce the drivers for and control illegal hunting of saiga antelope across the Ustyurt Plateau in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. FFI aims to better understand migration routes and breeding grounds; raise awareness and engage local communities in saiga conservation; provide technical and resource support to state and local ranger groups to develop and implement an anti-poaching strategy; and foster transboundary ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251257) - Western black crested gibbon - Awarded $15,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Western black crested gibbon

One of the project’s goals is to identify priority actions with local stakeholders to protect the Western black crested gibbon at Nam Kan National Protected Area. In addition, Fauna & Flora International supported preparation of a national gibbon conservation action plan for Lao PDR with the western black crested gibbon as one of the priority species for the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051040) - Giant otter - Awarded $4,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - Giant otter

Giant otter groups have been monitored by telemetry in the Vermelho and Miranda rivers in the Southern Pantanal and this work has provided valuable information about the biology of this threatened species as well as highlighting the need for data critical to its conservation.

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