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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.

Lesser long-nosed bat

Creating a long-term conservation strategy for lesser long-nosed bats throughout Mexico and the US requires: increasing our knowledge of lesser long-nosed bat populations and migration; species conservation training biologists, managers and students; monitoring roosts; and incorporating “citizen scientist” observations. We seek a better understanding of population status and trends as well as the dynamics of migratory corridors and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251084) - Lesser long-nosed bat - Awarded $5,000 on October 12, 2010
Project No. 10251084 - Awarded $5,000 on October 12, 2010
Brown howler monkeys

This project is aimed at assessing the current population status and the main threats affecting a small and poorly known population of brown howler monkeys in the Atlantic Forest of Northeastern Argentina, after a yellow fever epidemics occurred in 2008-2009. The information gathered will be used to develop an effective conservation strategy for the species in this region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251570) - Brown howler monkeys - Awarded $5,000 on October 12, 2010
Project No. 10251570 - Awarded $5,000 on October 12, 2010
Saiga antelope

The project builds capacity for saiga conservation throughout its range, through supporting 3 activites: a) Participatory monitoring of saigas by local farmers in the North-West Pre-Caspian Region of Russia; b) Publication of a biannual bulletin, Saiga News, in 6 languages, online and in hard copy; c) a Small Grants programme to support grassroots conservation action by range state nationals.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251571) - Saiga antelope - Awarded $15,000 on October 12, 2010
Project No. 10251571 - Awarded $15,000 on October 12, 2010
Scalloped hammerhead shark

The Malpelo Island, declared World Heritage Site, represent for numerous pelagic species a huge aggregation place for cleaning, feeding, mating and resting in their Pacific migration routes. The main objective of the project is to determine movements and migratory patterns of Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, with acoustic telemetry, a valuable tool to understand the ecology and distribution of sharks.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251559) - Scalloped hammerhead shark - Awarded $25,000 on October 04, 2010
Project No. 10251559 - Awarded $25,000 on October 04, 2010
Clarke's Weaver

Three years back MBZ (2011) kindly funded a research to discover the breeding site of Clarke's Weaver to Nature Kenya, the Birdlife partner in Kenya. The nest had not been found by the time the grant closed. But the systems that were set up as a result of the grant have finally borne fruit, NESTS WERE FOUND. Many thanks indeed for your support.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251558) - Clarke's Weaver   - Awarded $20,000 on October 04, 2010
Project No. 10251558 - Awarded $20,000 on October 04, 2010
Siberian Crane

Illegal hunting is the primary cause of the decline of the Critically Endangered Siberian Crane. This project promoted widespread public education to hunters in Central Asian countries to improve understanding and protection of Siberian Cranes and their habitats. Relationships were fostered with hunters, who are inspired by the cranes’ beauty and plight, correctly identify the species, choose to avoid hunting cranes, and report sightings.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251552) - Siberian Crane - Awarded $20,000 on October 03, 2010
Project No. 10251552 - Awarded $20,000 on October 03, 2010
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko or Electric Blue Gecko

Lygodactylus williamsi is an endemic species of gecko found in Kimboza Forest in Tanzania. The species is not in the government quota but is widely traded in the European and American pet markets. The Wildlife Division and law enforcers such as police and customs do not know the species thus TRAFFIC with support from MBZSCF conducted species identification to help them cover this knowledge gap.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251553) - Turquoise Dwarf Gecko or Electric Blue Gecko  - Awarded $14,308 on October 03, 2010
Project No. 10251553 - Awarded $14,308 on October 03, 2010
Black-and-white colobus monkey

A population of black-and-white colobus occurs between the Sassandra and the Bandama Rivers in Côte d’Ivoire, the taxonomic status of which is not yet clear. We conducted an extensive survey within this area and found that only one population has survived in a forest grove. This population has a similar coat pattern like Colobus vellerosus, however vocalization data failed to firmly confirm this affinity.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251554) - Black-and-white colobus monkey  - Awarded $24,997 on October 03, 2010
Project No. 10251554 - Awarded $24,997 on October 03, 2010
Delacour's langur

The Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) a Critically Endangered and Vietnamese endemic primate counts only 200 individuals in 9 isolated subpopulations. Captive bred individuals from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center were released into Van Long Nature Reserve to stabilize the only viable population and to increase the genetic diversity. The project receives active support from surrounding communes of the reserve.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251120) - Delacour's langur - Awarded $20,500 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 10251120 - Awarded $20,500 on September 30, 2010
Malherbe's parakeet

The Malherbe's parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) is the rarest parakeet in New Zealand. Since 2005, a number of small island populations have been established via translocation, but little information is available on their population size at these sites. With support from MBZ the first study on their numbers has been completed, an important step towards a more integral management of the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251054) - Malherbe's parakeet - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
Project No. 10251054 - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010