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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.

Arabian leopard

This project was designed to establish the existence of previously unknown, but suspected leopard populations in Yemen and corridors between them and the population that we have already documented in the Hawf Protected Area. Due to serious security issues in Yemen, we have instead been continually monitoring the exceptional biodiversity in Hawf Forest and made numerous important discoveries with regional and global conservation significance.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252088) - Arabian leopard - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11252088 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Pelahlar

The giant tree Dipterocarpus littoralis is restricted only to Nusakambangan Island in Central Java. It has been categorized as critically endangered by IUCN since 1997 and included nationally on list of priority species for 2008-2018 Indonesia conservation action. This project aims to measure the distribution, population size and structure as well as environmental conditions that influence the presence and density of D. littoralis.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251915) - Pelahlar - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11251915 - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Great Hockey Stick Sailor

Phaedyma aspasia kathmandia is an endangered and endemic subspecies of butterfly which appears only in May to June annually and its status is totally unknown since 1989. Its associated habitat is located only in Lalitpur, Central Nepal and currently is under endangered category of the IUCN Red list. Investigation on its current status and related conservation issues been considered in this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051829) - Great Hockey Stick Sailor - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11051829 - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
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. 11251794) - Humphead Wrasse - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 11251794 - 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. 10051631) - African Elephant - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10051631 - 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. 10251593) - Lauan Ground Skink - Awarded $7,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10251593 - 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. 10251015) - Rancho Grande harlequin frog - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10251015 - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
Lichen

The long-neglected lichen described as Cladonia trapezuntica was rediscovered thanks to the MBZ Fund. Molecular, morphological, and chemical analyses resulted that C. trapezuntica is a robust morphotype of Pycnothelia papillaria. Consequently, the southeastern distribution limit of P. papillaria is extended to Turkey. This species was evaluated as critically endangered (CR) based on several criteria.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051505) - Lichen - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10051505 - Awarded $4,000 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. 10251439) - Mao or Ma'oma'o - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10251439 - 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. 10051421) - African wild dog - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10051421 - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011