1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 248 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,221,866.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057632) - Lataste's viper - Awarded $5,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Lataste's viper

North Africa comprises two closely related viper species adapted to Mediterranean humid habitats, the Lataste’s viper (Vipera latastei) and the Atlas Dwarf viper (V. monticola), for which populations are threatened by habitat loss and climate change. This project is aimed at sampling regions of Morocco where both species have been reported and inferring coherent conservation units based on genetic realms.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257726) - Blunt-nosed viper - Awarded $5,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Blunt-nosed viper

The nominate subspecies of the blunt-nosed viper (Macrovipera lebetina lebetina) is restricted to Cyprus, where it is frequently persecuted by locals. This survey aims at finding out data about the biology, ecology and conservation status of the viper, including its morphological features, habitats, population data and information on its conservation situation. I am also designing and discussing conservation guidelines for Macrovipera l. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257761) - Barbados Leaf-toed gecko - Awarded $8,320 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Barbados Leaf-toed gecko

The endemic leaf-toed gecko, Phyllodactylus pulcher, was re-discovered on Barbados in 2011 after being assumed extinct for several decades. Data on distribution, abundance, diet and micro-habitat use are being collected, particularly on retreat site characteristics, with views to quantifying the degree of niche overlap with the invasive gecko Hemidactylus mabouia and the possibility of enhancing refugia available in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256576) - Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle or McCords Long-necked Turtle - Awarded $12,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle or McCords Long-necked Turtle

The Long-necked turtle Chelodina mccordi is critically endangered under the IUCN red list criteria. The Projetu Lenuk Lorosa’e aims to collect vital information about the biology of the Timor-Leste subspecies (Chelodina mccordi timorensis) for future research and management actions, while bringing awareness about the status of this species at a local and national level.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13055714) - Dragon Blood Tree's Gecko - Awarded $3,500 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Dragon Blood Tree's Gecko

Ecology and conservation of the emblematic dragon blood tree's gecko (Hemidactylus dracaenacolus) and Grant's leaf-toed gecko (Hemidactylus granti) of Socotra Island

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257065) - Black-headed Bushmaster - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Black-headed Bushmaster

The Black-headed Bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) is one of the world's most elusive vipers and only occurs in a small part of Costa Rica. It depends on continuous forest and is likely declining. However, due to its secretive nature, no status assessments exist. The objective of our project is to test methods for locating bushmasters that can be used to help initiate conservation actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057088) - Reticulated Python - Awarded $3,500 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python is one of the most exotic and demanded snake which has exported 1.233.343 as skin from 2000-2010 originally from Indonesia. some other amounts was exported in living condition to fulfill pet market demand. this snake separated into three Subspecies based on morphologic, geographic and molecular study (Auliya, 2002). but there are still many different locations which has unique characters yet to be found

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13251256) - Painted Terrapin - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Painted Terrapin

The project is aimed to increase the wild population of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis), critically endangered freshwater turtle, in habitat through securing the eggs from poaching and natural predation, hatching the eggs, raising the hatchlings in headstarting ponds, release the hatchling into habitat, educate villagers to save this species.

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