1,739Grants to

1,169(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 228 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,047,616.

Reptile Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517158) - Lesser Antillean Iguana - Awarded $8,150 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Lesser Antillean Iguana

Given the continued spread of non-native Green Iguana throughout the Lesser Antilles the regional endemic iguana, Lesser Antillean Iguana, is rapidly declining. With recent hybridization now also present on the island of St. Eustatius we are trying to stop this process, catch all non-native iguanas and prevent future invasions to thereby safeguard this populations' future.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517172) - Pig-nosed turtle - Awarded $8,500 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Pig-nosed turtle

The pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) is frequently harvested by subsistence communities and trafficked through Asia. This research project is developing genetic wildlife forensic techniques to help combat the illegal trade and providing sustainability and environmental education to remote communities in New Guinea that harvest the turtles.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515963) - Phelsuma antanosy - Awarded $10,478 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Phelsuma antanosy

A genetic approach to conserving the critically endangered day gecko Phelsuma antanosy in Madagascar

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516436) - Tanner's Spiny Lizard - Awarded $5,834 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Tanner's Spiny Lizard

Ecology, geographic distribution and conservation status of Tanner's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus tanneri) an endemic Mexican species

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515600) - Bica Anole - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Bica Anole

The Bica Anole (Norops (Anolis) bicaorum) is a poorly studied lizard species endemic to the Island of Utila, off the Caribbean side of Honduras, Central America. Our project aimed to address conservation concerns relating to populations, whilst collecting additional data and information on the distribution, abundance, morphology, behavior and ecology of this species.

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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. 162514415) - Aeolian Wall Lizard - Awarded $11,440 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Aeolian Wall Lizard

Eolizard. Vulnerability to invasion and conservation genetics of the endemic Aeolian lizard, Podarcis raffoneae

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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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