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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054329) - Assam Roofed Turtle - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Assam Roofed Turtle

This project concentrates on gathering information on the temple pond of Assam harboring turtles. The project also aims to support the turtles in these ponds.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254484) - Euphrates softshell turtle - Awarded $7,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Euphrates softshell turtle

The Euphrates softshell turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) is a medium-sized trionychid turtle with a geographic range confined to the Euphrates and Tigris basins of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. The project aims to continue conservation program through assess genetic diversity, raising awareness and community based conservation by publishing booklet and producing film.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054294) - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle - Awarded $2,750 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

The long-term goal is to protect endangered sea turtle species in partnership with local communities. The project aims to increase the capacity of coastal communities to protect sea turtles and develop sustainable livelihoods programs in the targeted area. The project aims to monitor the beach for turtle nests, engage in local conservation education, and help with data collection. This project will stimulate positive behavioral changes which ...

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