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Case Study Map

There are currently 934 case studies available to view with selected filtering.



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.

Middelburg cycad

Integrated conservation of Encephalartos middelburgensis a critically endangered species in South Africa. E. middelburgensis population has declined continuously due to poaching and disease at the estimated rate of >80% over the past 50 years. It is estimated that only around 120 matured individuals are surviving in the natural population at present (Donaldson, 2009).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253174) - Middelburg cycad - Awarded $15,000 on November 02, 2011
Project No. 11253174 - Awarded $15,000 on November 02, 2011
Canterbury Knobbled Weevil

The weevil, Hadramphus tuberculatus, is a critically endangered, endemic invertebrate that is found in the montane foothills of New Zealand. It was last sighted in 1922 and presumed extinct (Craw 1999) until its rediscovery in 2004 (Young 2006). In the IUCN database, the weevil is listed as extinct since the entry was created in 1996. It has only one known population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052747) - Canterbury Knobbled Weevil - Awarded $4,000 on October 27, 2011
Project No. 11052747 - Awarded $4,000 on October 27, 2011
Black-footed Albatross

The Black-footed Albatross is considered "endangered" by IUCN due to estimated rates of incidental mortality in longline fisheries. This project will directly benefit the management of North Pacific albatrosses by identifying potential threats at-sea and those countries and fisheries with conservation responsibilities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252610) - Black-footed Albatross - Awarded $10,000 on October 27, 2011
Project No. 11252610 - Awarded $10,000 on October 27, 2011
Blue-eyed black lemur/Sclater's black lemur

The blue-eyed black lemur is currently one of the world’s 25 most endangered primates. It is red-listed as Critically Endangered, with an estimated decline in population numbers of >80% over three generations This study aims to investigate differences in the nutritional and population ecology of the blue-eyed black lemur, in differently degraded forest fragments, with emphasis on what limits the density of the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052671) - Blue-eyed black lemur/Sclater's black lemur  - Awarded $4,000 on October 27, 2011
Project No. 11052671 - Awarded $4,000 on October 27, 2011
Pasteur’s desert-racer

Project aims to increase the current knowledge about biodiversity of the PN Banc d’Arguin (PNBA), in particular of the reptiles Mesalina pasteuri, Tarentola chazaliae, Lythorhynchus diadema, and Varanus griseus (all not listed in IUCN red list). The aims were to determine the distribution in the PNBA, identify suitable areas for the occurrence of the target species, and characterise selected habitats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052709) - Pasteur’s desert-racer - Awarded $5,000 on October 27, 2011
Project No. 11052709 - Awarded $5,000 on October 27, 2011
Guinea Baboon

Project aims to update the distribution of Papio papio, Agama boulengeri and Crocodylus niloticus in Mauritanian mountains: 1) identify new areas where the target species may occur; 2) evaluate the conservation status of Agama boulengeri; and 3) identify environmental factors related to Papio papio and Agama boulengeri occurrence, estimate the extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, and the number of subpopulations for these two taxa.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052707) - Guinea Baboon - Awarded $5,000 on October 27, 2011
Project No. 11052707 - Awarded $5,000 on October 27, 2011
Mascarene Petrel

We begin the active phase of realization of the actions listed in Mascarene Petrel National Conservation Plan which was validated on January 4th, 2012. We pursue the nocturnal field work by testing a protocol of automated recording with the aim of revealing the presence of birds in new areas close to the currently known sites. We end administrative procedures to start the program argos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252666) - Mascarene Petrel - Awarded $15,000 on October 27, 2011
Project No. 11252666 - Awarded $15,000 on October 27, 2011
Atlantic humpback dolphin

This project aims to find out more about coastal cetaceans (whales and dolphins) : what species are present, where do they live, what threats do they face and how can we best conserve them? We work with local organisations and communities in Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252459) - Atlantic humpback dolphin - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
Project No. 11252459 - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
Pyramid Maidenhair

Over the past three years, Kevel Lindsay in partnership with the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) have been studying the native and naturalized ferns of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with a special focus on the West Indian endemics and their habitats. The study has published an IUCN Regional Red List of the islands’ species, a Conservation Perspective, and now an Atlas and Guide.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251542) - Pyramid Maidenhair - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
Project No. 11251542 - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
Mary River turtle

The natural habitat of the endangered Mary River turtle is restricted to the Mary River in south east Queensland, Australia. Tiaro & District Landcare Group are committed to increasing its chances of survival through conservation actions (protect wild nests from predators) and encouraging people to value and care for its habitat, the Mary River.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252632) - Mary River turtle - Awarded $12,000 on October 26, 2011
Project No. 11252632 - Awarded $12,000 on October 26, 2011