2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

Case Study Map

There are currently 940 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.

Philippine bare-backed fruit bat

IUCN “Red Lists” the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat as Critically Endangered. Until rediscovery on Cebu Island this species was thought to be extinct until 2003, when bare-backed fruit bats were (re)discovered living in the Philippines. These bats and the Philippine tropical ecosystem are deeply intertwined through seed dispersal and pollination. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251738) - Philippine bare-backed fruit bat - Awarded $15,000 on December 28, 2010
Project No. 10251738 - Awarded $15,000 on December 28, 2010
chimpanzee

Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, Uganda, suffer from a loss of their primary source of sodium, the palm tree Raphia farinifera, due to the over utilization of this species by local tobacco farmers. They now use another source, Cleistopholis patens. We are working to conserve Raphia and re-educate farmers to switch to cotton string.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251055) - chimpanzee - Awarded $19,196 on December 13, 2010
Project No. 10251055 - Awarded $19,196 on December 13, 2010
Frog faced turtle

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251118) - Frog faced turtle - Awarded $5,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 10251118 - Awarded $5,000 on December 09, 2010
Irrawaddy dolphin

For sometime only one population of Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) was known in the Philippines, i.e. the Malampaya Sound population in Palawan (~70-80 animals). In 2007 a very small population was discovered in the Visayas region raising hopes that there might be other remnant populations that are yet to be found. This project investigates occurrence of Irrawaddy dolphins in the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051138) - Irrawaddy dolphin - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 10051138 - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon

Of six Danube sturgeon species, five are Critically Endangered, with one species already extinct. Illegal harvest and caviar trade are the greatest direct threat to their survival. A compilation of background information, an under-cover market survey in Romania and Bulgaria - the two most relevant countries - and DNA analysis of caviar samples provide strong evidence to initiate determined counteractions by authorities and decision-makers.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251197) - Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 10251197 - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
Giant South American turtle

This project aims to contribute to conservation of three endangered species of Amazon River turtles. We seek to achieve this goal by: generating appropriation for conservation and building capacity of local conservation groups in indigenous communities of Colombia and Peru; direct conservation actions by the local conservation groups with support of environmental authorities from both countries; and awareness-raising among participating and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025955) - Giant South American turtle - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 1025955 - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
Geoffroy's sideneck turtle

The conservation status of the 3 three described species of the Phrynops geoffroanus group and the 10 or more undescribed species in this complex are not known. Because of the delicate nature of freshwater turtles some of these species may be facing extinction now before they have even been identified. We are conducting molecular studies to define these new species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025921) - Geoffroy's sideneck turtle - Awarded $20,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 1025921 - Awarded $20,000 on December 09, 2010
Egyptian Vulture

There are 11 vulture species in Africa most of which are threatened by several anthropogenic factors. This project intends to contribute towards vulture conservation in Africa through: (1) undertaking baseline surveys Malawi and Zimbabwe; and (2) Education and awareness (printing a vulture colouring book; Carrying out focused education and awareness programmes, targeted at various interest groups, to reduce persecution, poisoning and hunting for ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925834) - Egyptian Vulture - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 0925834 - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
White-Bellied Spider Monkey

An recently initiated long-term study on frugivory by Ateles belzebuth will obtain relevant ecological data for the conservation of this endangered species. We intend to get information on food availability and use as well as identify possible predictors of white-bellied spider monkeys abundance. These informations will help to prioritize areas for future management and outline effective conservation strategies to ensure the species' protection.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925815) - White-Bellied Spider Monkey - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
Project No. 0925815 - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
Snow leopard

Snow leopard is an iconic flagship species of the mountains of central Asia. Listed endangered in the IUCN Red list and Critically Endangered in Pakistan, snow leopard requires urgent conservation measures. This project was aimed to enhance our understanding of snow leopards and improve the conservation status of snow leopards in northern Pakistan through conservation measures and awareness/ advocacy campaigns, respectively.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925833) - Snow leopard - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2010
Project No. 0925833 - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2010