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.

Pileated gibbon

Cambodia's most prevalent species of wild ape, pileated gibbons are increasingly threatened by poaching, deforestation and the wildlife trade. This project enabled Wildlife Alliance to survey prospective gibbon release sites, receive government approval to release gibbons into the forest surrounding Angkor Wat, select a breeding pair and conduct environmental awareness and educational activities with local communities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252987) - Pileated gibbon - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
Project No. 11252987 - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
Giant mottled eel

Despite its cultural and commercial importance, the diversity and life history of freshwater eels in the Philippines can be defined as data deficient, and thus need of assessment. This projects aims to provide an insight into the current conservation status of these species in the Northern Philippines region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052957) - Giant mottled eel - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
Project No. 11052957 - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
Hispaniolan Hutia

This project studies home range, distribution and habitat use of the Hispaniolan hutia using a combination of GPS and radio telemetry. A key aim is to train fieldworkers within the Dominican Republic in order to give them the experience and skills to monitor threatened species and be able to implement conservation measures in the future.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052505) - Hispaniolan Hutia - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
Project No. 11052505 - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak)

Amburana cearensis was a common tree of the piedmont forest of the Southern Yungas of northwestern Argentina. Due to its excellent wood it is very desirable by timber industries. However, A. cearensis has been overexploited by unsustainable timber logging that completely removed large trees and depleted stocks, and timber management did not assure its regeneration. The species is categorized as Endangered by IUCN.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252811) - Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak) - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
Project No. 11252811 - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
Phayre's leaf monkey (Phayre's langur)

This project is mainly focused on the conservation of Asia endemic primate, Phayre's Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei). Global population is decreasing due to combination of habitat degradation and hunting pressures. Main objective is to find out threats affecting the survival of Phayre's Leaf Monkey in Myanmar and to provide the management strategies for conservation work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052766) - Phayre's leaf monkey (Phayre's langur) - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
Project No. 11052766 - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
Red Crested Tree Rat

The Santa Marta Toro (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) is a poorly known arboreal mammal with only two known specimens over 100 years old. The species is Critically Endangered due to small distribution and loss of habitat in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This study aims to determine the distribution, population size, and natural history of the species in light of the 2011 observation at El Dorado.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052385) - Red Crested Tree Rat - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
Project No. 11052385 - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
Macquarie Island Cushion Plant

Azorella macquariensis is a keystone species endemic to Macquarie Island. In 2008 large areas of A.macquariensis were observed to be dying. Research is continuing to determine the the cause of the dieback. The project objectives are to maintain an ex-situ collection of A.macquariensis on Macquarie Island and increase viable holdings of seed in the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253175) - Macquarie Island Cushion Plant - Awarded $12,000 on November 20, 2011
Project No. 11253175 - Awarded $12,000 on November 20, 2011
Falkland Nassauvia

Nassauvia falklandica is a Critically Endangered sub-shrub, endemic to the Falklands. Only known at two locations and in small numbers this project enables vital field work to be undertaken in the remote hills of West Falkland. Botanical surveys will target sites identified using MaxEnt habitat suitability modelling and GoogleEarth imagery. The overall aim is to seek further populations, assess each site and inform conservation planning.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253176) - Falkland Nassauvia - Awarded $12,000 on November 14, 2011
Project No. 11253176 - Awarded $12,000 on November 14, 2011
Wendy’s forest toad

Conservation assessment of endemic tropical montane amphibians in Uzungwa Scarp, East Africa. The study aimed to relocate and verify the habitat of three target species of anuran. One species was successfully relocated and demonstrated a range expansion beyond previous records. Two species remained elusive after two years of surveys.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253191) - Wendy’s forest toad - Awarded $10,000 on November 13, 2011
Project No. 11253191 - Awarded $10,000 on November 13, 2011
Freshwater sawfish

Sawfishes are arguably the most threatened marine fishes in the world. All seven species have experienced global declines of at least 90% due to fisheries overexploitation and habitat loss; consequently they're listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. We will develop a Global Sawfish Conservation Strategy: clear, global-scale prioritized recommendations for meaningful research, education and conservation action to secure a future for ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252587) - Freshwater sawfish  - Awarded $10,000 on November 13, 2011
Project No. 11252587 - Awarded $10,000 on November 13, 2011