2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

Case Study Map

There are currently 925 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.

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
Arsi Gelada

The study on the project entitled "Population status, ecology and conservation threats of a rare Arsi gelada (Theropithecus gelada unnamed subspp.) in Indetu, eastern Arsi, Ethiopia" was carried out to provide baseline data on the distribution pattern, population status, conservation threats, feeding ecology, activity and ranging patterns to devise conservation and management plan for this least known , rare and endangered new undescribed ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051364) - Arsi Gelada  - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10051364 - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
Taita Apalis

Apalis fuscigularis is one of the rarest birds in the world, with a population of

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051316) - Taita Apalis - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10051316 - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
Killer whale / Orca

Killer whales at Subantarctic Marion Island, predate on a range of marine vertebrates associated with this island. Their impact on these species is largely unknown due to a lack in knowledge of their local ecology. While abundance and occurence patterns at the island are reasonably well known, their movements, kinship, behaviour and diet remain poorly understood. The population seems insular, increasing their global conservation importance.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251290) - Killer whale / Orca - Awarded $25,000 on June 27, 2011
Project No. 10251290 - Awarded $25,000 on June 27, 2011
Amur tiger

ZSL’s Amur tiger conservation work is concentrated in and around Lazovsky Nature Reserve; a key habitat for tigers. To ensure that the Amur tiger is not lost to extinction, ZSL is implementing a conservation programme combining population monitoring, anti-poaching measures and public engagement. By detecting trends in the tiger population and taking action in response, we hope to secure the future of these big cats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1125923) - Amur tiger - Awarded $20,000 on January 20, 2011
Project No. 1125923 - Awarded $20,000 on January 20, 2011
Black colobus

The discovery of oil in Equatorial Guinea has resulted in a dramatic economic boom. As wealth has increased, so has demand for bushmeat. The threatened black colobus monkey is a preferred target among hunters and populations have undergone rapid declines. ZSL is conducting research to identify culturally acceptable and economically feasible alternatives to bushmeat to reduce pressures on black colobus and other threatened species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251806) - Black colobus - Awarded $10,000 on January 20, 2011
Project No. 11251806 - Awarded $10,000 on January 20, 2011
Corals

ZSL’s EDGE Coral Reefs aims to secure the future of ten focal Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) reef-building coral species and their habitat. This project takes a novel approach to coral conservation by supporting and training in-country conservationists (EDGE Fellows), meeting a global need to build coral reef conservation and management capacity, alongside implementing species-specific conservation actions for coral ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251786) - Corals - Awarded $20,000 on January 19, 2011
Project No. 11251786 - Awarded $20,000 on January 19, 2011