2,094Grants to

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 217 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,986,107.

Plant Conservation Case Studies

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13254964) - Chilenito - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Chilenito

The present study aims to explore the demographic tendencies of Eriosyce chilensis, a species distributed in an extremely narrow coastal strip in the Mediterranean zone at central Chile. To infer the demographic tendencies of E. chilensis we will conduct detailed mapping of the species distribution, filogeographic analyses and reproductive experiments. spatial, genetic and experimental tools.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256165) - Sakoambanditse - Awarded $12,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Sakoambanditse

This project is about to support and empowered local communities surrounding Analavelona sacred forest to conserve its natural ecosystems through sustainable use of natural resources. So farmers keep use grassland surrounding the forest as pasture but find a strategy to prevent the fire use to renew pasture to spread and destroy forest boundary.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056010) - Kingiodendron pinnatum - Awarded $4,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Kingiodendron pinnatum

Kingiodendron pinnatum (DC.) Harms (Family: Caesalpiniaceae), an endangered species and population is under threat due to habitat degradation and unscientific overexploitation of the oleo-resin and timber. The present study is aimed at survey and documentation of population size, structure and dynamics of species in Western Ghats, Karnataka and awareness programme on its importance and problem associated with the species and conservation aspects

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255498) - Normania - Awarded $12,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Normania

The project is dedicated to Normania triphylla Lowe, an endemic target species, with critically endangered status found in the Madeira Laurisilva forest, a habitat classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The project goals are the survey of species distribution, evaluation of ecogeographic diversity, in situ and ex situ conservation, monitoring and reinforcement of plant populations. The work will be carried by ISOPlexis Genebank, Madeira ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254442) - Large bellflower - Awarded $9,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Large bellflower

Fewer than 50 large bellflowers survive on unstable cliffs of High Peak, St Helena. They are believed to hybridise extensively with the small bellflower (Wahlenbergia angustifolia), and are threatened with imminent extinction. This project aims to understand the hybridisation issues through genetic analyses and pollination studies. Once pure individuals have been identified, informed conservation plans will be produced and a cultivated breeding ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254271) - Sinkhole Cycad - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Sinkhole Cycad

Montgomery Botanical Center, Belize Botanic Gardens, Florida International University, Green Hills Botanical Collections, and Ya’axche Conservation Trust will collaborate on in situ fieldwork to identify populations of Zamia prasina (now believed to be Zamia decumbens) a critically endangered species endemic to Belize. This rare sinkhole dwelling species is of great conservation concern, habitat is limited and plants are apparently being ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1225527) - Puerto Rico manjack (PR), Black sage (BVI) - Awarded $4,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Puerto Rico manjack (PR), Black sage (BVI)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's UK Overseas Territories Programme are working together with British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican partners to conserve the Critically Endangered plant, Cordia rupicola, a member of the Boraginaceae family.

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