2,041Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

Case Study Map

There are currently 846 case studies available to view with selected filtering.



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded $19,505,573 to 2094 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.

Sumatran rhino

The Sumatran rhino is Critically Endangered; less than 200 individuals remain in the wild. The International Rhino Foundation operates Rhino Protection Units, elite four-person anti-poaching teams, in two of the three main habitats left for Sumatran rhinos. These units, called RPUs, patrol national parks, monitoring rhinos, tigers, elephants and other threatened species, removing snares and traps, and apprehending poachers and encroachers.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025593) - Sumatran rhino - Awarded $25,000 on June 06, 2010
Project No. 2025593 - Awarded $25,000 on June 06, 2010
Yellow-shouldered parrot

The overall objective of this project is to decrease the extinction risk of the yellow-shouldered parrot by protecting the Margarita Island population in Venezuela. For several years, we have recruited and trained local people to conduct nest monitoring and protection only in one location. With this project we hope to increase the impact of our work by expanding the protection activities to a second site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025555) - Yellow-shouldered parrot - Awarded $24,900 on June 06, 2010
Project No. 2025555 - Awarded $24,900 on June 06, 2010
Southeastern mountain Taeromys

The goal of this project is to provide all the necessary information for re-evaluating the conservation status of four target mammalian species (Taeromys arcuatus; Taeromys microbullatus Maxomys dollmanni, Rattus salocco) currently listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN and that are believed to inhabit the Eastern part of the Island. https://sites.google.com/site/alessiomortelliti/

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025478) - Southeastern mountain Taeromys - Awarded $20,000 on June 06, 2010
Project No. 2025478 - Awarded $20,000 on June 06, 2010
White-lipped peccary

The project evaluates how the ecology and movements of the threatened white-lipped peccaries are being affected by fragmentation of habitats in the Pantanal’s plateau and floodplain regions. By comparing high and low cattle-impacted sites, we will identify biodiversity losses, identify ecological corridors between the Pantanal highlands and basin, and promote sustainable cattle ranching practices to prevent further deforestation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025644) - White-lipped peccary - Awarded $15,000 on June 06, 2010
Project No. 2025644 - Awarded $15,000 on June 06, 2010
Nigerian Chimpanzee

The aim of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project is to : combine scientific research with education at both tertiary and local community level in order to develop long term sustainable management of Nigeria’s montane forests. We achieve this through the running of an ecological research station which attracts national and international researchers and is run largely through the local community.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025977) - Nigerian Chimpanzee - Awarded $15,000 on March 02, 2010
Project No. 2025977 - Awarded $15,000 on March 02, 2010
Madagascar Pochard

This long-term project will save the Madagascar pochard from the brink of extinction. Just 20 individuals remain in the wild, restricted to one location. A captive-breeding and a research programme have been established. Working with local communities, birds will be released within the species’ former range. The project will also serve to encourage wider conservation of Malagasy wetlands for the benefit of people and wildlife.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025976) - Madagascar Pochard - Awarded $24,852 on March 02, 2010
Project No. 2025976 - Awarded $24,852 on March 02, 2010
Egyptian Vulture

Through expeditions in collaboration with local partners, the project aims to determine the population number and threats for the migrating population of the Egyptian Vultures from the Palearctic in their main wintering areas in East Africa, to create human capacity and ensure proper design of the future conservation activities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025975) - Egyptian Vulture - Awarded $20,000 on March 01, 2010
Project No. 2025975 - Awarded $20,000 on March 01, 2010
Bornean Orang-utan

The Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Program, located in Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)intends to identify ways for peaceful cohabitation between people, orang-utans, elephants and other wildlife living in the Kinabatangan floodplain. We work with local communities to ensure the long-term survival of these unique species of wildlife.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025946) - Bornean Orang-utan - Awarded $15,000 on February 23, 2010
Project No. 2025946 - Awarded $15,000 on February 23, 2010
Spiny-tailed Utila iguana (Swamper)

The Iguana Research and Breeding Staion (IRBS) is situated on the island of Utila and works to conserve the endemic, endangered spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri). The grant provided by the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund provided helps to pay for essentials needed to maintain a good working environment at the station and supports many of the scientific studies undertaken at the IRBS.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025948) - Spiny-tailed Utila iguana (Swamper)  - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
Project No. 2025948 - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
Black Soft-shell Turtle

This project aims to ascertain the present status and threats of Black softshell turtle along with other softshell turtle species in the Kamrup District of Assam, India and monitoring of habitat ecology.Efforts have been made to educate people about the significance of chelonian species and its conservation and to start a participatory conservation programme on endangered turtles.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 2025947) - Black Soft-shell Turtle - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
Project No. 2025947 - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010