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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254240) - Puerto Rican worm lizard - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Puerto Rican worm lizard

This project aims to quantify the genetic and morphological diversity of the endemic Puerto Rican Worm Lizard (Amphisbaena caeca). We want to know how this diversity is distributed in order to understand the biogeographic history of the species and to define units with significance for conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254179) - Softshell tortoise - Awarded $10,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Softshell tortoise

The pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) is endemic to East African savannah. Its inherent low reproduction, restricted range, patchy distribution and limited dispersal ability coupled with anthropogenic habitat degradation potentially threatens the species survival. The aim of the project is to document effects of human habitat degradation on the species populations and genetic structure. This will advance ecological insights necessary to ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254028) - Siamese crocodile - Awarded $10,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Siamese crocodile

FFI and its partners are working to strengthen national and local capacity to manage and conserve the Siamese Crocodile and its habitat in Cambodia, by implementing the release of captive-bred stock as part of the National Siamese Crocodile Re-introduction and Reinforcement Plan; rescuing Siamese Crocodiles under immediate threat from large hydro-dams; and establishing official Siamese Crocodile sanctuaries and other community-based management ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253776) - Geometric tortoise - Awarded $10,000 on May 24, 2012
24-05-2012 - Geometric tortoise

The Geometric Tortoise, which occurs in isolated habitat fragments in southwestern South Africa, is considered one of the world’s 100 most threatened organisms. A wildfire of the species’ largest remaining habitat fragment brought these tortoises to the brink of extinction. The aims of this project were to safeguard individuals that survived the fire and to explore mechanisms to restore the population to its original size.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253400) - Ricord's Iguana - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Ricord's Iguana

Hispaniola is the only island in the Caribbean where two species of Rock Iguanas occur. The formation of Hispaniola is most likely the cause for this unique distribution. One species of iguana is thought to have been on each paleoisland before they collided to form Hispaniola. The mystery is in what species was on what paleoisland and how they manage to co-occur today.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053708) - Bay Island Forest Lizard - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Bay Island Forest Lizard

In the tropical Andaman Islands, the forest floor lizard community is affected by introduced spotted deer. This indirect negative effect of an introduced mammalian herbivore on endemic lizards was documented in a study conducted by a team of Indian ecologists from 2012 to 2014. They found that spotted deer, by extensively browsing on the under-story vegetation, reduce cover and consequently depress lizard densities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053519) - March's Emerald Palm Viper - Awarded $4,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - March's Emerald Palm Viper

March's Emerald Palm Viper is a montane viper from Guatemala and Honduras. It's conservation status is unknown but considering its small geographic range, habitat specificity for cloud forest and the fractured nature of this habitat, it is considered endangered and in decline. This project conducts the first ecological study, investigating diet selection and providing the first population density estimates of this poorly studied viper.

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