2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

Case Study Map

There are currently 872 case studies available to view with selected filtering.



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.

Vancouver Island marmot

The Vancouver Island marmot is a critically endangered ground squirrel endemic to British Columbia, Canada. By 1998, the species consisted of fewer than 100 individuals. Between 2003 and 2010, captive-bred marmots were released to the wild and their locations and survival rates monitored. My research examines release sites to identify characteristics that increased the likelihood of these marmots surviving their first year in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925431) - Vancouver Island marmot - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925431 - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
Harlequin Frog

Here we are presenting a specific project to study the causes of decline on three species of harlequin toads.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925771) - Harlequin Frog - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925771 - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Southern-central black rhino

This project was to purchase a new 4WD vehicle for the North Luangwa Conservation Programme in Zambia, a joint project of the Zambia Wildlife Authority and the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Black rhinos have been reintroduced to North Luangwa National Park in four phases from 2003-2010, and the ongoing task is to monitor and protect this population. Vehicle support for patrols is essential.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925793) - Southern-central black rhino - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925793 - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Shoebill

Shoebill is one of the rarest wetland specialist birds of sub-Saharan Africa. Its population in Tanzania is in low hundreds, this project study its ecology in western Tanzania. We look at its habitat selection for foraging, nesting and survey its distribution extent in all suspect sites. We are also interested to study the effect of anthropogenic activities such as fire, grazing and fishing.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925790) - Shoebill - Awarded $8,700 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925790 - Awarded $8,700 on September 30, 2010
Green Turtle

The Sea Turtle Conservation Programme in Sierra Leone (STCP-SL) is a local initiative managed by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL). The aim of the programme is to provide greater protection through Education and Conservation actions for sea turtle species that browse the sea area of Sierra Leone and nest on beaches along the shores of the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251545) - Green Turtle - Awarded $20,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 10251545 - Awarded $20,000 on September 30, 2010
Basra Reed Warbler

Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus grisseldis), listed as endangered is facing serious conservation problems with developers planning to transform nearly 50,000 acres of its wintering site (Tana River Delta) into sugarcane plantations, rice and biofuel production. The study aims to establish its population status, evaluate the potential threats affecting their population and possible adoption of economically viable land use practices compatible ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925787) - Basra Reed Warbler - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925787 - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
Red-capped Mangabey

The Red-capped mangabey is a strikingly attractive primate found from Nigeria to Gabon. It is Vulnerable, and under most threat in Nigeria where the vast human population is placing increasing pressure through demand for bushmeat and timber. CERCOPAN's operation is reducing both hunting and logging in community forests in SE Nigeria, with plans for reintroduction of the species into protected forest.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925660) - Red-capped Mangabey - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925660 - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Tiger shark

Within Australian waters, biological and historical catch analysis of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) remains data deficient, and there is urgent need of appropriate conservation and management arrangements to be developed for the species. The aim of this research is to examine the life history, ecology and population structure of tiger sharks in east coast Australian and broader South Pacific waters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925727) - Tiger shark - Awarded $14,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925727 - Awarded $14,000 on September 30, 2010
Black rhino

Yearly percentage of females calving is the best fitting function of Plant Available Nutrient (PAN) and Moisture (PAM) in predicting black rhino population performance. Low PAN, high PAM areas yield maximum reproductive returns while high PAN, high PAM areas yield the converse for black rhino. This study contributes to selection criteria for areas that yield maximum reproductive returns for black rhinos insitu.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905724) - Black rhino - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0905724 - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
Asian Great Bustard

The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a steppe-dwelling bird and the heaviest bird capable of flight. The objectives of our project are to locate remnant populations of Great Bustard, quantify habitat use, trace migratory patterns, and identify sources of mortality, while building local research capacity and engaging local people in the research and conservation of this charismatic species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925616) - Asian Great Bustard - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 0925616 - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010