1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 255 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,274,066.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13054253) - Gharial  - Awarded $4,999 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Gharial

This project seeks to assess the status of gharial populations and threats facing them in the Betwa, Ken, Tons and Son rivers (India). In the first phase, we conducted field surveys along Betwa, Ken and Son between February-May 2013, and interview surveys along the Tons in July 2013. The second phase commenced in December 2013, with field surveys and interviews along Ken and Son.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255881) - Mottled Snailsucker - Awarded $8,838 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Mottled Snailsucker

.The impact of amphibian declines on the upper trophic levels is difficult to access. Snakes provide a model for study as many species prey upon amphibians or their eggs. Some species of presumed molluscivores have been impacted drastically as their diet also includes frog eggs. Changes in their diet are suspected to put them in competition with other snake species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256057) - Central American River Turtle or Hicatee Turtle - Awarded $10,000 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Central American River Turtle or Hicatee Turtle

Zoo Miami is working with the Lamanai Field Research Center in Northern Belize to learn more about the behaviors of the Hicatee or Central American River Turtle (Dermatemys mawi) through radio tracking and a mark-recapture study. In addition, they have created an educational program to help teach the locals about the importance of a sustainable existence with this unique turtle.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255664) - Home's hinged tortoise - Awarded $10,000 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Home's hinged tortoise

Many Afrotropical chelonians are globally seriously threatened. Our project deals with the conservation ecology of two Critically Endangered (Kinixys homeana and Cyclanorbis elegans), one Endangered (Kinixys erosa), and two Vulnerable (Kinixys nogueyi, Cyclanorbis senegalensis) species in Togo (West Africa), seriously threatened by illegal hunting and deforestation. Our project is collecting the largest amount of field data on these species in ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254444) - hawksbill sea turtle - Awarded $12,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - hawksbill sea turtle

In this project, Oceanic Society teamed with the University of Belize's Environmental Research Institute to perform a comprehensive in-water survey of sea turtle distribution and biology at Turneffe Atoll, the largest coral atoll in the western hemisphere. Results are being used to inform management of the newly declared marine protected area at Turneffe, and to understand connectivity of sea turtles in the Wider Caribbean region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255301) - Tomistoma, False Gharial, Sunda Gavial - Awarded $4,500 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Tomistoma, False Gharial, Sunda Gavial

In this pilot project, The Tomistoma Fund and collaborative organizations focused on creating a better understanding for the endangered Tomistoma crocodile (Tomistoma schlegelii) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Through focused and extensive field research, our organizations have learned the importance and value that can and should be contributed to Tomistoma conservation. With this understanding, new directions can be made to pursue long-term, sustainable ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255144) - River Terrapin - Awarded $5,000 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - River Terrapin

The River Terrapin (Batagur affinis) is one of the "Top 25 Most Critically Endangered Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in the World." This project aims to rehabilitate the severely depleted terrapin population in the river by saving the eggs for incubation; and releasing the hatchlings into the river. Turtle Awareness Programmes are conducted to spread awareness on terrapin conservation among students in Kemaman, Malaysia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254183) - Galapagos pink land iguana - Awarded $5,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Galapagos pink land iguana

The Galápagos Pink Land Iguana (Conolophus marthae) is listed the IUCN Red List as “Critically Endangered”. Possible hybridation with a syntopic population of C. subcristatus is one of the issues that threaten the existence of this species. This project aims at clarifying the frequency of hybridization and level of genetic introgression between the two species for the purposes of a coming head-start/captive breeding program.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254402) - King Cobra - Awarded $6,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - King Cobra

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, and the only one to build a nest for laying eggs. Although widely distributed in South and South-east Asia, there is limited knowledge on the snake's ecology. In this project, we attempt to map the local distribution and study the nesting biology of the species in the Kumaon hills of the Western Himalayas, India.

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