2,041Grants to

1,341(Sub)Species

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 263 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,348,566.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905381) - Myanmar star tortoise - Awarded $4,800 on June 29, 2009
29-06-2009 - Myanmar star tortoise

The project engaged local communities, authorities, and sanctuary staff to change local attitudes and practices to enable the successful reintroduction of the CR Myanmar Star tortoise into its native habitat in Minsontaung Wildlife Sanctuary. Interventions included support for patrols and increased use of fuel efficient stoves. Project monitoring indicates success in reducing use of sanctuary resources.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925309) - Siamese Crocodile - Awarded $19,500 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Siamese Crocodile

Lake Mesangat (East Kalimantan) maintains populations of RTE species such as Tomistoma schlegelii, Crocodylus siamensis, Orlitia borneensis, Ciconia stormi and Nasalis larvatus. The future of this area and the livelihood of its traditional fishermen faces serious threats from plantation agriculture and invasive exotics. The conservation foundation, Yayasan Ulin, is working to conserve at least 6,000 hectares of this remarkable site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905271) - Marsh Crocodile - Awarded $5,000 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Marsh Crocodile

An investigation of the status of crocodiles and their habitats in Sri Lanka and assessment of human-crocodile conflict . Approximately 10-20 people are killed annually and about 50 people are attacked by crocodiles in Sri Lanka. Propose actions that should be taken to minimize this conflict as well as to conserve the crocodiles and their natural habitats.

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