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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded $20,005,439 to 2152 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.

Stachys virgata

Stachys virgata (Lamiaceae) was known from historical collections made in Peloponnisos (Greece); the last one dated in 1844. The species was rediscovered in 2005 and subsequently documented in 18 populations (1 now extinct) with a total of 355 mature plants. Twelve populations comprise 20 plants or fewer. Maintaining at least the populations growing in private land is a key point in conserving the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252135) - Stachys virgata  - Awarded $9,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252135 - Awarded $9,000 on June 27, 2011
African Penguin

African Penguins are Endangered and their population is decreasing rapidly. Our project, the first of its kind, aims to track adult penguins to discover where they go outside the breeding season when it is vital that they find enough food to gain body condition. We will then be able to identify the threats they face at this time and implement appropriate management strategies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252199) - African Penguin - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252199 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Common Sawfish

This project aims at contributing to the management of Orango National Park, in Guinea Bissau, for the conservation of West African marine biodiversity and in particular sharks, rays and threatened sawfish species. Its objective is to ensure that sustainable fishing practices are enforced in order to secure the long-term livelihood of local communities from the Archipelago of the Bijagos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252232) - Common Sawfish - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252232 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Banggai cardinal fish

The Banggai cardinal fish (BCF) (Pterapogon kauderni) is an endangered, endemic marine fish species, with a very limited geographic range in the Banggai archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a target species for the aquarium trade, and wild populations have been drastically reduced by over-collection. The project aims to assist local stakeholders to develop conservation program for protection and sustainable management of the BCF.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252194) - Banggai cardinal fish - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252194 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Beck's Petrel

This project completed the first targeted search for the currently unknown breeding grounds of Beck's Petrel Pseudobulweria becki. At a coastal location by New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, the single greatest aggregation of Beck's Petrel ever recorded was encountered in March 2012. Over 100 birds seen close to land are a strong indication that the species breeds at adjacent Mount Agil, New Ireland's highest peak.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252186) - Beck's Petrel - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252186 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Hydrangea species

Mexico is the fourth most diverse country in the world in terms of biodiversity, yet many new plant species still awaiting discovery are already endangered with extinction as a consequence of deforestation and habitat destruction. In the framework of this project we study and aim to conserve new "Hortensia" (Hydrangea) species in central and southern Mexico.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251854) - Hydrangea species - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11251854 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Bengal Florican

The Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis is a Critically Endangered bird reliant on remnant alluvial grasslands in Cambodia, northeast India and Nepal. >60% of the world population are found in Cambodia where WCS are supporting traditional agricultural practices that maintain suitable grassland habitat for the florican. Through forming and training community management committees threats to grassland habitat in Bengal Florican Conservation ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252133) - Bengal Florican - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252133 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Praying mantis

This project aimed to confirm the presence of some rare mediterranean mantids and divulgate conservation problems regarding invertebrates. In 2011 living populations of Apteromantis bolivari and Tenodera rungsi were encountered and recorded in North Morocco. Data collected confirmed old records and gave important information on conservation and priorities about these insects leading to scientific publications and a divulgative documentary is also ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052064) - Praying mantis - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11052064 - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Mantequero

Magnolia cubensis subsp. acunae species and Podocarpus angustifolius are scattered in the montane rainforests of the Guamuhaya range. Nowadays, most of their habitats are devoted to coffee plantations. These rainforests have a major role capturing the rain and the humidity from the clouds, and controlling soil erosion, runoff and flooding. The rainforest restoration is also essential for the economic welfare in the region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051666) - Mantequero - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11051666 - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Mediterranean monk seal

The Mediterranean monk seal, one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world, numbers fewer than 600 individuals. The largest population approximately 250 - 350 individuals, survives in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, mainly at remote locations in the Aegean Sea in Greece. MOm/The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal, operates the Rescue and Information Network (RINT).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252015) - Mediterranean monk seal - Awarded $9,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252015 - Awarded $9,000 on June 27, 2011