11th June, 2018
Three times a year, every year, the MBZ Fund gives $500,000 to species conservation projects. The total now equals $17m. This support has gone to more than 1,800 projects across 170 countries targeting more than 1,200 species and subspeices. More importantly, these grants go to species conservationists who engage in get-your-hands-dirty conservation - in the fields, cave systems, mountains, and steams of the world. ...
Fund presents successes to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
30th May, 2018
Her Excellency Mrs. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak appealed to the public to help the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund protect the world’s biodiversity and reverse the global extinction crisis.
In a lecture yesterday evening at the Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed, Mrs. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and ...
11th January, 2018
In the third and final round of funding for 2017, the MBZ Fund donated another $500,000 to species conservation projects globally. This installment brings the total amount donated in 2017 to $1,507,820. All told, since 2008, the MBZ Fund has now donated more than $16.5m to 1,739 species conservation projects in more than 160 countries.
In this latest round of funding, the MBZ Fund supported a wide ...
The call for 2017 EDGE Fellowship applications is NOW OPEN
13th April, 2017
Our friends at ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme (www.edgeofexistence.org) are calling for applications for its fellowship programme.
The EDGE fellowship programme may be an exciting opportunity for many of our grant recipients. The unique programme focuses on evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered species across a variety of species types and locatoins.
The fellowship provides ...
MBZ Fund announces $500,000 for species conservation on eve of World Conservation Congress in Honolulu
31st August, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii: On the eve of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu Hawaii, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund approved the distribution of $500,000 to 50 species conservation projects across the world. The MBZ Fund, since its inception in 2008 at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, has now contributed $14,500,000 to species conservation projects worldwide.
The MBZ Fund’s ...
Fund Issues Annual Report - Donates $1.55m in to 185 Projects in 2014
24th June, 2015
Whether it’s searching for a rare dragonfly along the eastern coast of the UAE and Oman or trekking the Himalayas to document the existence of a small wildcat or scrambling to hastily relocate dozens of wild crocodiles to avoid the impending floodwaters caused by the construction of a new hydroelectric dam, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund ...
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and others Contribute $80m to Wild Cat Conservation
01st June, 2014
Abu Dhabi, UAE. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has joined with environmental philanthropists from India and the United States, to together provide funding of $80m to protect wild cats through Panthera, an organization dedicated to ensuring the future of wild cats through science and conservation action.
His Highness' personal commitment to ...
A Brief Summary of the Grants Awarded by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund in September 2013
30th September, 2013
In the last round of grant giving the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund received more grant applications than ever before. In the 4 months between 1 March 2013 and 30 June 2013, more than 500 grant applications were received and reviewed.
Since its inception in 2008 the number of applications submitted to the Fund has grown steadily. More recent records indicate a nearly 50% increase in the ...
A film about the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
16th September, 2013
This 5-minute film explains the unique conservaiton philosophy of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. At the Fund: (1) We believe that every species matters; (2) we support people with a passion for protecting endangered species, (3) we believe in practical solutions; (4) our funding goes to people working directly with species conservation; and (5) we believe that small actions make a big difference.
Loggerhead Turtle Tagged in Belize is Found Nesting in Mexico
05th September, 2013
A loggerhead turtle tagged at Turneffe Atoll has been found nesting in Mexico. This is the first record of a loggerhead turtle that was observed feeding in Belize and nesting in Mexico.
In June 2013, Oceanic Society and the Environmental Research Institute of the University of Belize launched a new sea turtle tagging program at Turneffe Atoll. During a week of ...