MBZ Fund offers Covid-19 relief grants for overhead costs
30th September, 2020
Abu Dhabi, UAE. Aiming to ensure the survival of grassroots conservation organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund) today announced it will expand its grant-making criteria to help grantees meet core emergency operating needs precipitated by the crisis.
The MBZ Fund is a philanthropic endowment providing micro-grants of up to $25,000 to support ...
Global survey reveals how conservation activities have been disrupted by pandemic
21st July, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns have severely disrupted species conservation activities worldwide according to a survey of more than 300 conservationists in 85 countries. The survey was conducted by The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, (MBZ Conservation Fund) where Razan Al Mubarak serves as founding managing director.
The survey found the pandemic had affected the ability of 83 percent ...
21st May, 2020
JOY AND CHARITY. Central to the religious and cultural life of the United Arab Emirates, Eid Al Fitr is a joyful time with special food, dances and traditions. Eid Al Fitr is one of the two most important religious holidays in the United Arab Emirates. The other being Eid Al Adha. Both of these holidays n the UAE reflect Islam&...
30th April, 2020
Three times a year, every year, even during the Covid-19 crisis, the MBZ Fund gives $500,000 to species conservation projects. The total now exceeds $20m. This support has gone to more than 2,150 projects across 160 countries targeting more than 1,350 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, ...
Message from the MBZ Fund regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
24th March, 2020
Given the extraordinary circumstances in which the world finds itself the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund would like to take the opportunity to express our thanks and admiration for the hundreds of people who continue to dedicate their lives to the conservation of species and biodiversity. The Fund would like to reassure its stakeholders and interested parties that it ...
Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak addresses IUCN SSC Specialist Group Chairs Meeting
06th October, 2019
Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak opened the meeting of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission's Specialists Group Chairs Meeting in Abu Dhabi today.
Today marked the opening of the fourth meeting of the Specialists Group Chairs meeting and was sponsored by Abu Dhabi and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. More than 300 specialists converged on ...
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 ...
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 ...