1,620Grants to

1,096(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 214 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,921,914.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170515264) - Sancti Spiritus Trope - Awarded $4,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Sancti Spiritus Trope

Cuba is the center of diversification of the colorful dwarf boas’ genus Tropidophis, harboring 60% of all West Indian species. Many have restricted distribution ranges and are subjected to serious threats like habitat loss and intentional killing. The aim of this project is to provide updated baseline information on the ecology, distribution, and conservation status of the dwarf boas inhabiting the Guamuhaya Massif, central Cuba.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515524) - Keyserling’s Wonder Gecko - Awarded $12,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Keyserling’s Wonder Gecko

In this project, we will apply an integrative approach using distribution, ecological and molecular data to conserve the Endangered populations of the gecko Teratoscincus keyserlingii in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), severely affected by rapid development and transformation. The results of this project will be used to invert the current decline trend of this species and to protect the fragile and threatened habitats it occupies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160514442) - Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle  - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle

Current research aims are assessed Javanese Narrow-headed Soft Shell Turtle (JNSST; Chitra chitra javanensis; in bahasa: Labi-labi Bintang) existence in Java Island and its diet preference data. Research will be conducted on three large rivers across Island that flow over years (Ciliwung, Bengawan Solo, and Brantas).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512755) - Bellinger River Snapping Turtle - Awarded $16,000 on April 20, 2016
20-04-2016 - Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

In February 2015, the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi) experienced a mass mortality event in which an unknown disease killed most of the adult population, but spared juveniles. This project works to conserve the remaining Bellinger River Snapping turtles and bring the species back from the brink of extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511721) - Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana

Reproductive and dispersal behaviour of the Critically Endangered Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura bakeri on the island of Utila, Honduras.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511662) - Tenerife speckled lizard - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Tenerife speckled lizard

Describe and understand the key features of the food web that support the local speckled lizard populations, as a conservation tool.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511325) - Bizarre-nosed Chameleon  - Awarded $9,000 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Bizarre-nosed Chameleon

The focus of the project is encouraging conservation attention for Bizarre-nosed Chameleon and for its land-living. Identified as a marsh-dependent species, Calumma hafahafa might not a tropical forest interior species. The species concentration areas give the idea to be close to marshes surrounded by a ring of forests. Marshes actually drive changes in Bizarre-nosed Chameleon abundance. It is a result of habitat choice.

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