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Case Study Map

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded $19,006,574 to 2041 conservation projects for all species types with all IUCN classifications throughout the world. Project managers that have decided to publish their projects, are illustrated on the map below.

Humphead Wrasse

Reef fish spawning aggregations are predictable in space and time and therefore provide an opportunity for local fishers to easily catch large numbers of reproductively active fish, endangering the future sustainability of coral reef fisheries. This work aims conduct artisanal fishery assessments and promote long-term sustainability of local marine resources using the Humphead Wrasse as flagship species on Kia Island, Fiji.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19251794) - Humphead Wrasse - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19251794 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
African Elephant

Babile Elephant Sanctuary is one of the protected areas in the country established to protect the only viable elephant population in the Horn of Africa. Despite the establishment of the Sanctuary in 1970, their range of distribution has shrunk considerably. As a result of mass influx of a large number of farmers and their livestock from the east and north, the home range of elephants of Babile has shrunk by about 65.5 percent since 1976. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19051631) - African Elephant - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19051631 - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Lauan Ground Skink

Nothing has been learned about the Ono-I-Lau Skink (Leiolopisma alazon)since its discovery in 1982. It was known from one very small islet in a very distant part of Fiji. Whether the species is extinct is not even known. This project will determine the current status of this species and determine conservation priorities for the species if found to still exist in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19251593) - Lauan Ground Skink - Awarded $7,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19251593 - Awarded $7,000 on June 27, 2011
Rancho Grande harlequin frog

Atelopus cruciger is a critically endangered frog believed to be extinct until recent sightings revealed populations at four sites. The presence of a fungus in the last specimens before the species disappeared in 1986 suggested a fungal disease as the most likely cause of its decline. This study aims to estimate demographic and epidemiological parameters in one of these populations to asses its viability.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19251015) - Rancho Grande harlequin frog - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19251015 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Mao or Ma'oma'o

In 2006 the Government of Samoa developed a recovery plan for the Mao. This Project is directly aimed at addressing the plan’s objectives to find out vital information needed to design programmes for population recovery. This study will provide information on spatial use, breeding and feeding ecology,and initial demographic information such as rates of reproduction and causes of mortality.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19251439) - Mao or Ma'oma'o - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19251439 - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
African wild dog

A previously unknown small, declining and highly genetically differentiated population of the endangered African wild dog is isolated in a tiny patch of dense scrub forest of central Mozambique. This project keeps conservation research ongoing on its demography, ecology and behaviour, and mitigates the most immediate threats scientifically identified so far: road kills, by-catch of traditional snaring and infectious diseases harboured by domestic ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19051421) - African wild dog - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19051421 - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Arsi Gelada

The study on the project entitled "Population status, ecology and conservation threats of a rare Arsi gelada (Theropithecus gelada unnamed subspp.) in Indetu, eastern Arsi, Ethiopia" was carried out to provide baseline data on the distribution pattern, population status, conservation threats, feeding ecology, activity and ranging patterns to devise conservation and management plan for this least known , rare and endangered new undescribed ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19051364) - Arsi Gelada  - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19051364 - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
Taita Apalis

Apalis fuscigularis is one of the rarest birds in the world, with a population of

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19051316) - Taita Apalis - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19051316 - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
Killer whale / Orca

Killer whales at Subantarctic Marion Island, predate on a range of marine vertebrates associated with this island. Their impact on these species is largely unknown due to a lack in knowledge of their local ecology. While abundance and occurence patterns at the island are reasonably well known, their movements, kinship, behaviour and diet remain poorly understood. The population seems insular, increasing their global conservation importance.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 19251290) - Killer whale / Orca - Awarded $25,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 19251290 - Awarded $25,000 on June 27, 2011
Amur tiger

ZSL’s Amur tiger conservation work is concentrated in and around Lazovsky Nature Reserve; a key habitat for tigers. To ensure that the Amur tiger is not lost to extinction, ZSL is implementing a conservation programme combining population monitoring, anti-poaching measures and public engagement. By detecting trends in the tiger population and taking action in response, we hope to secure the future of these big cats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1925923) - Amur tiger - Awarded $20,000 on January 20, 2011
Project No. 1925923 - Awarded $20,000 on January 20, 2011