2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 727 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $7,437,848.

Mammal Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925573) - Jaguar or Yaguareté - Awarded $16,781 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Jaguar or Yaguareté

The general objective of this project is to study the ecology of the jaguar and the puma in the Argentine Chaco, including distribution, density, prey availability and sympatric relations between the two species. I work at three sites in the semi-arid Chaco of Argentina, comparing the different levels and types of human interference and determining the principal conservation problems facing these species in the region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925572) - Orangutan - Awarded $24,559 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Orangutan

The goal of our MBZS supported programme is to develop and disseminate information resources on Islamic teachings throughout North Sumatra, Indonesia, related to the protection of natural resources, with a focus towards the conservation of the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) and the Gunung Leuser National Park, part of the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925563) - Zanzibar Red Colobus - Awarded $20,900 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Zanzibar Red Colobus

Masingini Catchment Forest in Zanzibar is a home of about 200 translocated Red Colubus Monkeys. Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has released 20,900 USD for twelve months project to assist conservation of the flagship monkey as well as enhance the catchment forest. The ongoing activities include survey of the monkey, community conservation education and gap planting. Other activities are Ecoutourism development and law enforcement.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925562) - Ader's Duiker - Awarded $20,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Ader's Duiker

This project titled "Conservation of Zanzibar Duikers (Ader's duiker and Pemba blue duiker)" covered four protected areas: Jozani National Park and Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve (in Unguja Island) and Msitu Mkuu Forest Reserve and Ngezi-Vumawimbi Nature Forest Reserve(in Pemba Island). Project Objectives were to improve community awareness on conservation of wildlife resources; support community environmental friendly livelihood options and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925412) - Amur Tiger - Awarded $25,000 on July 05, 2009
05-07-2009 - Amur Tiger

Amur tigers and people must find a way to co-exist in the RFE. GPS collar technology enables researchers to gain insights into predator-prey dynamics and help resolve some of these conflicts in a scientific manner. Our research intends to apply this technology to assess kill rates on ungulate species throughout the year, contributing to conservation of one of the world’s most threatened and iconic species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925388) - Black Rhinoceros - Awarded $25,000 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Black Rhinoceros

Rhino poaching has reached an all-time high. The Lowveld Rhino Trust, supported by the International Rhino Foundation, is working to save Zimbabwe’s rhinos from poachers by proactively translocating rhinos from high-risk areas to safer locations; treating rhinos with snare wounds and injuries and returning them to the wild; helping authorities track, apprehend, and prosecute poachers; and intensively tracking and monitoring rhinos to ensure ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925391) - Hirola Antelope - Awarded $25,000 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Hirola Antelope

Since 2009, we have been investigating the ecological relations between the globally-endangered hirola antelope (Beatragus hunteri), Somali pastoralists, and their livestock in Ijara and Fafi Districts, Kenya. Unlike many globally-endangered species, the range of hirola occurs entirely outside of formally-protected areas; thus, their fate hinges on our ability to educate and instill tolerance in Somali pastoralists whose livestock co-occur and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925392) - Hirola Antelope - Awarded $23,200 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Hirola Antelope

The Hirola is Africa’s most endangered antelope occurring predominantly in north-eastern Kenya (around 152 animals remaining), particularly within the 19,000 hectare Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy. By developing and supporting community conservation initiatives such as protecting and monitoring Hirola, as well as community-led grazing management, the Hirola could be prevented from being the first genus to go extinct in modern times.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925399) - Black Rhinoceros - Awarded $14,880 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Black Rhinoceros

This project aimed to provide security and protection to the critically endangered black rhinos in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000 acre wildlife reserve in northern Kenya. With 65 and 46 animals, Lewa holds over 10% and 12% of black and white rhinos in Kenya respectively. Provision of maximum security and protection to rhinos, through round the clock surveillance is critical to ensure their continued survival.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925400) - Blue Whale - Awarded $25,000 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Blue Whale

The Alfaguara (blue whale) Project has contributed important scientific information on the species, making it one of the best known populations of blue whales in southern hemisphere. The project is a successful replicable integral model which innovative approach for nature conservation is increasing local capacities and involving coastal communities in the conservation process, while promoting sustainable development of high quality ecotourism.

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