2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

Case Study Map

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded $21,538,428 to 2274 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.

Western chimpanzee

As the first survey of its kind in Burkina Faso, we surveyed 250 km across five different forest reserves to investigate the potential extirpation of the Endangered West African chimpanzee, to follow-up on the status of two highly threatened monkeys in the southwest, and to determine the presence/absence and relative abundance of, as well as threats to all primates across southern Burkina Faso.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053597) - Western chimpanzee - Awarded $3,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 12053597 - Awarded $3,000 on May 23, 2012
Black-capped Petrel

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) set out on an expedition to capture Black-capped Petrels, affix radio transmitters, and track the seabirds to new nesting locations that could be monitored and protected. Unfortunately, we were unable to capture any Black-capped Petrels, but did learn a lot about the difficulties of capturing the seabird and conditions necessary to do so.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253565) - Black-capped Petrel - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 12253565 - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 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. 12253400) - Ricord's Iguana - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 12253400 - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
Yellow fronted spider monkey

This project is oriented to determine the current status of the Atelidos in northeastern of the Peruvian Amazonia. The study includes four species considered in conservation category of the IUCN in 2011, they are Ateles chamek (EN), A. belzebuth (EN), Lagothrix lagotricha (VU) and L. poeppigii (VU). Part of our activities in the field is to promote environmental education to mitigate some hunting and deforestation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253524) - Yellow fronted spider monkey   - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 12253524 - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 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. 12053708) - Bay Island Forest Lizard - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 12053708 - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053519) - March's Emerald Palm Viper - Awarded $4,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 12053519 - Awarded $4,000 on May 23, 2012
Black Lion Tamarin

The Black Lion Tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, is an endangered primate species, endemically occurring in highly fragmented and isolated small populations within a limited range in the Atlantic rainforests of the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The IPÊ Institute for Ecological Research conducts applied conservation research and in-situ meta-population management, facilitates the creation of conservation units and the restoration of habitat ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053169) - Black Lion Tamarin - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
Project No. 11053169 - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
Honduran rosewood

Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Ya’axché Conservation Trust, and partners are increasing patrols in the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Toledo District, Belize to thwart the urgent threat of illegal logging in and around the Preserve, and are conducting population assessments and species verification of D. stevensonii to design and sustain long term conservation strategies for this highly valued tree species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253992) - Honduran rosewood - Awarded $10,480 on March 08, 2012
Project No. 12253992 - Awarded $10,480 on March 08, 2012
Hawksbill turtle

Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) launched in 2010 the Marine Turtle Conservation Project in collaboration with various organisations in the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. By tracking marine turtles through the region, EWS-WWF aims to raise the collective awareness of their plight, and provide concrete links at an international level upon which local and regional conservation agendas may be developed.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253443) - Hawksbill turtle - Awarded $10,000 on January 22, 2012
Project No. 12253443 - Awarded $10,000 on January 22, 2012
Rock skipper

Rockskipper are fishes that can survive when out onto the watersurface. Recent research on rockskipper inIndonesia occurred around the year 1800. Project is located in Siung beach. The project's result showed that Andamia heteroptera as the abundant rockskipper fish in Siung beach. This species is unique that it has a tetrapod-like vertebrae while it also has a muscular structure resembling primitive fishes musculature.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053408) - Rock skipper - Awarded $5,000 on January 15, 2012
Project No. 12053408 - Awarded $5,000 on January 15, 2012