2,616Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 917 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $9,158,530.

Mammal Conservation Case Studies

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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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 ...

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