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 ...
03rd September, 2013
National Geographic and the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund are calling on their constituents to capture and share images of the world's animals and plants to celebrate biodiversity.
The Great Nature Project is a worldwide celebration of the planet and its wonders. People of all ages are invited to appreciate nature by taking pictures of plants and animals in ...
Advisory board meets to review latest applications
01st September, 2013
Our Advisory Board will be meeting to review grant applications. The applications under consideration were submitted to the Fund before the midnight GMT 30 June 2013 deadline.
During the review meeting, the board will evaluate 500+ grant applications. This set of grant applications was larger than any previous set of applications. The applications are seeking a combined total of about $5m.
In all ...
Our friends at the CLP have issued a call for proposals: Deadline 11 November
31st August, 2013
Our friends at the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), have issued a call for proposals. Many of our grant recipients have been supported by the CLP. We thought you might like to apply.
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address ...