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Case Study Map

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded $23,631,875 to 2504 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.

Sagalla Caecilian

The Sagalla Caecilian Boulengerula niedeni is a Critically Endangered (CR)amphibian caecliid endemic to Sagalla Hill, Taita Hills Kenya. Major threat is habitat destruction through soil and water erosion plus the water draining effects of exotics such as eucalyptus trees. The on-going project aims to educate the local people on the importance of this species and how to conserve the species and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251778) - Sagalla Caecilian - Awarded $9,625 on January 19, 2011
Project No. 11251778 - Awarded $9,625 on January 19, 2011
Sumatran Tiger

The conservation actions were completely made local community who live around the Barumun forest ecosystem has a well understanding about conservation of sumatran tiger and forest. Last time, many local communities have a perception that tiger as a mystic animal only. But now, they have better conservation knowledge & commitment to protect the tiger & forest and including sustainable of tree planting in their villages.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251787) - Sumatran Tiger - Awarded $15,000 on January 19, 2011
Project No. 11251787 - Awarded $15,000 on January 19, 2011
Afrothismia

The main hypothesis of this study was to understand the species composition, ecology, distribution and diversity of Thismiaceae in Cameroon in different habitats, and to formulate new models on how to study this group of plants in other countries. This study will lead to the revision of Thismiaceae in Africa and the Flora of Thismiaceae of Cameroon.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251742) - Afrothismia - Awarded $10,000 on December 28, 2010
Project No. 10251742 - Awarded $10,000 on December 28, 2010
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