2,801Grants to

1,734(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 353 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,271,042.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905765) - Jamaican Iguana - Awarded $4,981 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - Jamaican Iguana

The Jamaican iguana, Cyclura collei, is represented by a single population in the wild that had near zero recruitment when it was discovered in 1991. A "headstart" program, where hatchlings are collected in the wild and reared in captivity until they are large enough to fend for themselves, has reversed this trend. However, headstarting may have unforeseen consequences. This study is assessing these concerns.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005915) - Olive Ridley - Awarded $3,600 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Olive Ridley

The project was to protect olive ridley sea turtles and their habitats, protect nests from predation, and spread awareness among the coastal villages and visitors. The most importantly achievements were the involvement of fishermen community as conservationists, turning the poachers into protectors, formation of monitoring units, which helped the project and mission for the long run. Olive ridley Sea turtle hatchlings were protected from ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905639) - Mt. Kenya Bush viper - Awarded $4,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Mt. Kenya Bush viper

The endemic Mt Kenya Bush viper risks eminent erasure from the face of the earth unless urgent conservation measures are taken. Occurring just in a small geographic area less than 300sq km, its habitat has been shrinking over the years while its population has tremendously declined due to over-collection especially for trade purposes, both local and international trade.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925493) - Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana - Awarded $15,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana

Ctenosaura oedirhina is among the most endangered species of Spiny-tailed Iguanas in the world. This species occupies only a small portion of the island of Roatan, Honduras. The only protection afforded to this species are grassroots efforts, though it is listed ad Endangered by the IUCN and under Appendix II of CITES. This projects seeks to raise awareness and understanding through research and education.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925157) - Comoro Iguana - Awarded $20,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Comoro Iguana

Conservation of reptiles on the Comoro Islands – a project of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Germany, in collaboration with partners at the Republic of the Comoros and France to research into endemism and possible threats and to propose conservation stati and measures.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925495) - Siamese Crocodile - Awarded $10,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Siamese Crocodile

The study was conducted at Kaeng Krachan National Park , protected area along the Thai-Myanmar border from 2009-2011. Our objectives were to assess the conservation status of C. siamensis populations within the park, determine if reproduction is occurring, and develop conservation recommendations based on these findings.We recommend implementing multiple strategies to augment the existing population of C. siamensis in the park.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925574) - Nile Crocodile  - Awarded $20,000 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Nile Crocodile

The major conflict between man and Nile crocodile over living space is investigated and it's possible to prevent. The community members create disturbances to crocodile life. The project activities estimated crocodile population, disturbance, habitat suitability, nesting ecology, Lake Nasser fishery, and Morphometric measurements, to estimate the health of the lake Nasser ecosystem; furthermore, a great deal make to enhance the awareness toward ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925558) - Green Turtle  - Awarded $13,700 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - Green Turtle

TORUDES-Ghana improves understanding of the nine coastal fishing communities on the need to conserve or protect marine turtles. Launching of 2009 and 2010 marine turtle breeding season with a drama by local school children organized in Mankoadze, one of the beneficiary communities of the marine turtle conservation project.Enhancing the capacities of the community turtle protection volunteers useful for the sustainability of this project.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925556) - King Cobra - Awarded $25,000 on August 26, 2009
26-08-2009 - King Cobra

The King Cobra Telemetry Project was started in March 2008 at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Karnataka, India. The main objectives of the project are to study the ranging patterns, habitat use and behavior of wild king cobras. Emphasis is also given on training young field biologists, creating awareness and educating people about the conservation significance of this apex predator.

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