2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 293 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,647,586.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005500) - Turks Island Boa - Awarded $5,000 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Turks Island Boa

Prior to our studies which began in 2007, almost nothing was known about the ecology or status of the Turks Island Boa (Epicrates c. chrysogaster). We have since initiated a long-term study of these snakes in the Turks and Caicos. We have captured over 350 individuals from 5 islands and published three scientific articles and one book chapter from this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051276) - Gharial - Awarded $5,000 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Gharial

The Crocodilian and Freshwater Turtle Research and Conservation Project, Uttarakhand, India

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025880) - Anegada Iguana - Awarded $15,000 on July 04, 2010
04-07-2010 - Anegada Iguana

Program focus is on species ranked Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, including the Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis). The geographic range of C. pinguis is the tiny island of Anegada (39 km2) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Unfortunately, the tropical dry forest habitat of Anegada is one of the most threatened forest types in the world.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251270) - Mary River turtle - Awarded $15,000 on June 10, 2010
10-06-2010 - Mary River turtle

In order to increase the population of the endangered Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus)Tiaro Landcare Group are monitoring key nesting banks in the Mary River, Queensland, Australia. Individual clutches are identified and protected. This will greatly reduce the impact of predators. Our group is working with a PhD candidate from the University of Queensland who is researching the nesting biology of this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251258) - Central American River Turtle   - Awarded $10,000 on June 09, 2010
09-06-2010 - Central American River Turtle

This project’s goal is to create a framework for preventing the extinction of the Hicatee Turtle in Belize. FFI aims to determine the population status of the Hicatee Turtle, including its distribution, density, habitat requirements and principal threats in Belize; develop a National Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for the Hicatee Turtle; and establish and strengthen a consortium for the conservation of the Hicatee Turtle.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251248) - Antiguan Racer - Awarded $5,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Antiguan Racer

This project’s goal is to increase Antiguan Racer populations to at least 500 individuals on Antigua’s globally important offshore islands. FFI aims to build local capacity to design and execute the national Antiguan Racer Conservation Action Plan; manage and conserve individuals and habitats by controlling alien invasive species; and increase understanding and improve behavior among Antiguans and visitors towards the Antiguan Racer and its ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251253) - Siamese crocodile - Awarded $10,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Siamese crocodile

This project’s goal is to prevent the extinction of Siamese crocodiles and use this charismatic reptile as a flagship for conserving threatened rivers and wetlands in Cambodia. FFI will gain a better understanding of the status and ecology of key crocodile populations; increase protection of Siamese crocodile sanctuaries; and build awareness to conserve crocodiles and their habitats among NGOs, government agencies and the general public.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025948) - Spiny-tailed Utila iguana (Swamper)  - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
21-02-2010 - Spiny-tailed Utila iguana (Swamper)

The Iguana Research and Breeding Staion (IRBS) is situated on the island of Utila and works to conserve the endemic, endangered spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri). The grant provided by the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund provided helps to pay for essentials needed to maintain a good working environment at the station and supports many of the scientific studies undertaken at the IRBS.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025947) - Black Soft-shell Turtle - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
21-02-2010 - Black Soft-shell Turtle

This project aims to ascertain the present status and threats of Black softshell turtle along with other softshell turtle species in the Kamrup District of Assam, India and monitoring of habitat ecology.Efforts have been made to educate people about the significance of chelonian species and its conservation and to start a participatory conservation programme on endangered turtles.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005800) - Ricord Iguana - Awarded $4,650 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - Ricord Iguana

The Ricord's Iguana (Cyclura ricordi) is a very fragile species Red-listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. The species is endemic to the island of Hispaniola, where it has a very limited and fragmented distribution in the south central part of the island in both the Dominican Republic and Republic of Haiti.

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