1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 196 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,802,422.

Plant Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511065) - Nigerian kola, Sigerekun (Yoruba) - Awarded $19,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Nigerian kola, Sigerekun (Yoruba)

This project is prioritising and protecting Nigeria’s most threatened trees. Red List assessments are identifying the species most at risk of extinction. Seed collecting expeditions are sourcing propagation material to set up conservation collections. Training was provided to NGOs and forest community groups, giving them the skills to protect Nigeria's threatened trees.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511139) - Klein's rib-less orchid - Awarded $7,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Klein's rib-less orchid

To safeguard Klein's rib-less orchid (Anathallis kleinii), a Critically Endangered, epiphytic, micro-orchid, in Brazil’s Atlantic forest. It is poorly studied and until recently only known from the type collection; two sub-populations are now confirmed. Increasing human populations, housing developments and resorts have decreased the habitat available. This project aims to establish the quality of habitat, population status and promote its ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 15259235) - Water-starworts - Awarded $20,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Water-starworts

Red List Assessment and preparation of a global Action Plan for conservation of water-starworts (Callitriche)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510741) - African Zebrawood - Awarded $15,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - African Zebrawood

Save Microberlinia bisulcata Efforts to save Microberlinia bisulcata a CR and endemic species of Mt Cameroon has failed because of ignorance of its conservation, the lack of resources for effective monitoring and the absence of a legal restriction on the logging of the species. We will thus address this through sensitization, empowerment of local authorities to protect it and a circular to restrict logging of the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 140510169) - Escambray Butterwort  - Awarded $4,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Escambray Butterwort

Ecology and conservation of the endangered Escambray Butterwort (Pinguicula jackii) in the Guamuhaya Mountains, central Cuba

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259589) - Ziyuan Fir - Awarded $13,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Ziyuan Fir

FFI is working to conserve the Ziyuan fir tree in Southern China by partnering with local communities to improve management of the Yinzhulaoshan PNR, thereby protecting the remaining 600 trees and promoting its natural regeneration. To achieve this goal, FFI aims to implement regulations for co-management of the reserve, reduce incidences of habitat disturbance, and foster positive attitudes towards conservation in local communities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258944) - Wire wist  - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Wire wist

Mapping the distribution and recording threats to the Critically Endangered vine, Metastelma anegadense (Apocynaceae) in the British Virgin Islands

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058698) - Burgess' scale broom - Awarded $1,500 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Burgess' scale broom

Lepidospartum burgessii Turner (Asteraceae: Gypsum Scalebroom): A species threatened with local extinction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257818) - Pokemeboy  - Awarded $10,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Pokemeboy

Acacia anegadensis is a Critically Endangered plant species, endemic to the British Virgin Islands. Although locally abundant on the island of Anegada, the future of this species is not guaranteed. Its main habitat is under extreme pressure for residential and tourism development. This project will investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of A. anegadensis, which is vital knowledge to inform conservation actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257800) - Strydom's yam - Awarded $7,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Strydom's yam

Dioscorea strydomiana is only known from one location and there are fewer than 250 extant mature individuals. The extremely restricted range and small population size, combined with a very long reproductive cycle, weak recruitment, a major threat from harvesting for medicinal purposes, all make this yam extremely threatened - the most highly threatened yam in the world.

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