1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 241 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,170,666.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510180) - Painted terrapin - Awarded $9,000 on December 29, 2014
29-12-2014 - Painted terrapin

Recover the habitat of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) in District of Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259801) - Pancake tortoise - Awarded $12,000 on December 29, 2014
29-12-2014 - Pancake tortoise

Range-wide population status, genetics, and conservation of the pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) in east Africa

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 140510109) - Leatherback turtle  - Awarded $4,890 on December 29, 2014
29-12-2014 - Leatherback turtle

Awareness programme for the fishermen in the Kalpitiya peninsular, Sri Lanka on sea turtle conservation and by-catch reduction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259067) - Christmas Island giant gecko - Awarded $15,670 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Christmas Island giant gecko

Saving the reptiles of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. This research aims to identify and inform control of threatening processes causing catastrophic reptile declines on Christmas Island. This research will support future reintroductions of two critically-endangered reptiles, now presumed extinct in the wild, and prevent the last remaining species found in the wild, the endangered giant gecko, from going extinct.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259037) - Latifi's Viper - Awarded $4,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Latifi's Viper

Field surveys to study the taxonomic situation of 5 known species of Montivipera raddei species group, phylogeography of this species group, and distribution area of their populations.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258733) - Ploughshare Tortoise - Awarded $11,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Ploughshare Tortoise

Strengthening Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) Protection and Local Economies in Baly Bay National Park, Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058475) - Snake eyed skink - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Snake eyed skink

Cryptic Crypto's: Taxonomic assessment to identify species diversity and prevent further species loss in Cryptoblepharus skinks

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257804) - Pancake tortoise - Awarded $16,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Pancake tortoise

Malacochersus tornieri is a small, soft shelled rock-crevice dwelling tortoise endemic to Kenya and Tanzania. Populations of the species have tremendously been affected by illegal collection and habitat loss over the years. This project delves into assessing of the current distribution and conservation status of the species in Kenya and also endeavors to involve the local communities in conservation initiatives for the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257926) - Moldavian meadow viper - Awarded $9,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Moldavian meadow viper

The Moldavian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica) is a critically endangered subspecies of the Orsini's viper, endemic to eastern Romania. It occurs only in a handful of small sized, highly vulnerable habitats. The main goals of this project are (i) to establish a solid scientific background for the conservation of the Moldavian meadow viper and (ii) holding a raising awareness campaign in the local community.

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