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. 1025921) - Geoffroy's sideneck turtle - Awarded $20,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Geoffroy's sideneck turtle

The conservation status of the 3 three described species of the Phrynops geoffroanus group and the 10 or more undescribed species in this complex are not known. Because of the delicate nature of freshwater turtles some of these species may be facing extinction now before they have even been identified. We are conducting molecular studies to define these new species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251616) - Reptiles - Awarded $20,000 on November 07, 2010
07-11-2010 - Reptiles

The Red List status of 365 reptile species was assessed during a workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar (24 to 28 January 2011). It was attended by four IUCN facilitators, four overseas experts, 15 participants based in Madagascar, including three members of the IUCN/SSC Chameleon Specialist Group.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251178) - Jamaican iguana - Awarded $25,000 on November 03, 2010
03-11-2010 - Jamaican iguana

The Jamaican iguana was feared extinct until a remnant population was discovered in 1990. Since that time the Jamaican Iguana Recovery Group has actively pursued a conservation programme geared toward averting short-term extinction and ensuring the long-term persistence of the species. Focused conservation efforts such as our headstart-release and predator control programmes have resulted in a 3-fold increase in the number of nesting female ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251553) - Turquoise Dwarf Gecko or Electric Blue Gecko  - Awarded $14,308 on October 03, 2010
03-10-2010 - Turquoise Dwarf Gecko or Electric Blue Gecko

Lygodactylus williamsi is an endemic species of gecko found in Kimboza Forest in Tanzania. The species is not in the government quota but is widely traded in the European and American pet markets. The Wildlife Division and law enforcers such as police and customs do not know the species thus TRAFFIC with support from MBZSCF conducted species identification to help them cover this knowledge gap.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251545) - Green Turtle - Awarded $20,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Green Turtle

The Sea Turtle Conservation Programme in Sierra Leone (STCP-SL) is a local initiative managed by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL). The aim of the programme is to provide greater protection through Education and Conservation actions for sea turtle species that browse the sea area of Sierra Leone and nest on beaches along the shores of the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925454) - Hawksbill Turtle  - Awarded $15,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Hawksbill Turtle

This project aims to identify regionally-important turtle populations and threats to their survival and to increase the capacity of coastal communities in the Comoros, Northern Madagascar and Mauritius to protect sea turtles and develop sustainable livelihoods such as sea turtle-based ecotourism.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005500) - Turks Island Boa - Awarded $5,000 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Turks Island Boa

Prior to our studies which began in 2007, almost nothing was known about the ecology or status of the Turks Island Boa (Epicrates c. chrysogaster). We have since initiated a long-term study of these snakes in the Turks and Caicos. We have captured over 350 individuals from 5 islands and published three scientific articles and one book chapter from this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051276) - Gharial - Awarded $5,000 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Gharial

The Crocodilian and Freshwater Turtle Research and Conservation Project, Uttarakhand, India

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025880) - Anegada Iguana - Awarded $15,000 on July 04, 2010
04-07-2010 - Anegada Iguana

Program focus is on species ranked Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, including the Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis). The geographic range of C. pinguis is the tiny island of Anegada (39 km2) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Unfortunately, the tropical dry forest habitat of Anegada is one of the most threatened forest types in the world.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251270) - Mary River turtle - Awarded $15,000 on June 10, 2010
10-06-2010 - Mary River turtle

In order to increase the population of the endangered Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus)Tiaro Landcare Group are monitoring key nesting banks in the Mary River, Queensland, Australia. Individual clutches are identified and protected. This will greatly reduce the impact of predators. Our group is working with a PhD candidate from the University of Queensland who is researching the nesting biology of this species.

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