1,620Grants to

1,096(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 103 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $780,684.

Invertebrate Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170514943) - Staghorn Coral - Awarded $2,500 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Staghorn Coral

Identifying bleaching-resistant colonies of the endangered staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, in Turneffe Atoll, Belize for conservation and restoration

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513752) - Golden Sandfish - Awarded $25,000 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Golden Sandfish

Sea cucumbers - healthy exotic delicacies or vital ocean cleaners? India has over 200 species of these fascinating creatures and many of them have high commercial value in the East- and Southeast Asian food market. This project collects evidence to find the right balance between trade and conservation of these unconventional beauties. To know more about this squishy slimy handful study, click here.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513885) -  	Burrowing scorpion - Awarded $4,500 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Burrowing scorpion

The genus Didymocentrus comprises among the most interesting scorpions of Cuba. They have burrowing habits and are highly habitat specific. Only three species occur in Cuba, all endemic and restricted to the central region of the main island. The aim of this project is to provide updated information on the ecology, distribution and population genetic structure of these seriously threatened endemic scorpions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513888) - Gran Canaria Creasted Grasshopper - Awarded $12,500 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Gran Canaria Creasted Grasshopper

The Gran Canaria Crested Grasshopper was only known from a single specimen collected in 1949 until it was rediscovered on Gran Canaria in 2015. We now started a conservation project for this species. Our aim is to study distribution and population size of the species and identify priority areas for its conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160513132) - Horseshoe crab  - Awarded $3,900 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Horseshoe crab

Assessment of population status and breeding ground condition for the Indian Horseshoe Crab along with a step towards its conservation through community participation

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512739) - Drepanosticta spatulifera - Awarded $3,300 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - Drepanosticta spatulifera

Study of Distribution, Characteristic Habitat and Population of Drepanosticta spatulifera (Odonata, Plastystictidae) in Mount Ungaran for Endemic Java Damselfly Conservation

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512949) - White-clawed Crayfish - Awarded $7,500 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - White-clawed Crayfish

Freshwater crayfish conservation in northern Italy: prevention of extinctions and restoration of a key population of Austropotamobius pallipes. This project will allow to obtain effective and update data on the causes driving the exctinctions currently occurring in northern Italy. It will also restore a key population in the Monte Barro regional Park and provide management instructions for the last streams inhabited by A. pallipesh.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511525) - Sri Lanka Emerald Spreadwing - Awarded $3,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Sri Lanka Emerald Spreadwing

Sinhalestes orientalis (Sri Lanka Emerald Spreadwing) is a globally Critically Endangered damselfly species endemic to Sri Lankan montane zone. This project focuses on the ecology and distribution of Sinhalestes orientalis and is aimed at establishing baseline information for the conservation of the species and to increase the awareness regarding the species and its habitat.

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