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. 0925185) - Northern Pudu - Awarded $15,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Northern Pudu

To analyse and compare genetically and morphologically the two allopatric populations of Pudu mephistophiles, and the population of Pudu puda. Verify in the field the separation of both Pudu mehistophiles populations, and the separation with Mazama chunyi.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905363) - Spinner dolphins - Awarded $5,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Spinner dolphins

Dolphin watching tourism at Lovina, Bali developed from the late 1980s when local artisanal fishers formed self-regulating cooperatives. Up to 180 dedicated small fishing vessels carry passengers to watch dolphins that are predictably found close to shore. The operation largely caters for Western tourists, mostly tertiary-educated. This research examined the sustainability status of dolphin watching in Lovina from ecological, social, economic and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925696) - Snow leopard - Awarded $25,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Snow leopard

The endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is among the least known big cat. Using refined non-invasive genetic techniques, we conducted surveys in areas lacking information on population size or structure, and assessed genetic variation across large sections of leopard range in Central Asia. We trained range-country biologists and helped build the capacity of wildlife genetics laboratories in Nepal and Bhutan.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925694) - Sumatran rhino - Awarded $20,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Sumatran rhino

The overarching goal of the proposed project is to advance the effort to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction. Our objective within the scope of this grant is to increase the number of Sumatran rhinos contributing genetically to the captive breeding program which serves as an insurance population for the rapidly dwindling wild population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925693) - Heaviside's Dolphin - Awarded $10,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Heaviside's Dolphin

The Namibian Dolphin Project aims to collect baseline information on dolphins and whales in the coastal waters of Namibia, in southwest Africa. We collect information on Heaviside's dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, to help us protect and manage these populations. We also work closely with local people to teach them more about the value of conserving their local marine biodiversity. Find out more at www.namibiandolphinproject.com.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905690) - Javan gibbon - Awarded $2,000 on October 15, 2009
15-10-2009 - Javan gibbon

Javan gibbon (Hylobates molloch) which is endemic to Java,Indonesia. This species is heading to extinction due to forest degradation and land conversion for agriculture.A survey of Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) was conducted in the Dieng mountains and Mt.Slamet, Central Java, to assess current population status and its distribution, including factors threatening the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925681) - Striped hyena - Awarded $20,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Striped hyena

To adapt a new, non-invasive and cost-effective footprint identification technique (FIT) for monitoring the elusive and endangered striped hyena in Turkey. This beautiful animal is widely persecuted and there are no comprehensive population monitoring strategies. FIT is a species-specific monitoring tool developed by WildTrack (www.wildtrack.org)and can give high accuracy in identifying at the species, individual, age-class and sex levels.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925676) - African Lion - Awarded $15,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - African Lion

Preventing conflicts with lions is possible. APW's Living Walls project is an important example of how people, cattle and lions can all be kept safe. Using a unique combination of chain link fencing and live trees as fence posts, these special enclosures keep cattle safe from lions and lions out of the way of Maasai spears!

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925586) - Azuero Spider Monkey - Awarded $22,000 on September 07, 2009
07-09-2009 - Azuero Spider Monkey

The Azuero Earth Project/Proyecto Ecológico Azuero has chosen the Azuero spider monkey, Ateles geoffroyi azuerensis, as its key species in their mission to preserve biodiversity on the Azuero peninsula of Panama. Through identifying and ranking suitable spider monkey habitat to create a mosaic of restored forest and sustainable farming, the Azuero Earth Project engages local landowners in a process of education, preservation and restoration.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925585) - Grevy`s Zebra - Awarded $11,216 on August 30, 2009
30-08-2009 - Grevy`s Zebra

This project aimed to raise the productivity of grasslands at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for the benefit of wildlife, and specifically the endangered Grevy's zebra, by using the impact of grazing and trampling by cattle on the rank grass material. The project also aimed at raising the socio-economic benefits of the neighbouring communities through raisng and sale of healthy cattle.

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