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 ...
26th June, 2013
The 30 June Application deadline has passed. The next deadline to submit a grant application is 31 October 2013.
The Fund received 505 applications before the midnight GMT deadline. Several more applications were received after the deadline and will be considered with applcations received before 31 October 2013.
The International Advisory Board will immediately begin reviewing the applications received before the deadline. This process ...
23rd June, 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 November 2012 and 28 February 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 ...
Europe’s wild sturgeons threatened by illegal fishing and caviar trade
18th June, 2013
Bucharest, Romania, 18th June 2013—Ongoing illegal fishing and trade in caviar in Romania and Bulgaria is threatening the survival of sturgeon in the Danube river basin according to a report by the WWF and Traffic. The project received financial support from the Mohamed bin Zayed Speceis Conservation Fund.
The report’s findings are based on interviews with ...
29th May, 2013
A new species of crayfish from Australia, Euastacus binzayedi, is named in honour of the Fund. The species was discovered in 2010 by James Furse and James Coughran of Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. The crayfish was officially described in the Journal of Freshwater Crayfish in February 2013.
This is the second species known to be named after the Fund. In ...
29th May, 2013
A fish, thought to be extinct, was recently rediscovered in the Western Ghats in India by grant recipient Rajeev Raghavan. “Our very first survey brought us a surprise. We collected a single individual of Hemibagrus punctatus – a species red listed as Critically Endangered and possibly Extinct.”
Mr. Raghavan, a freshwater fish specialist at St. Albert's College in ...
29th May, 2013
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 2012 Annual Report 2012 is now available for download on our website. It features more than 20 project case studies, a detailed analysis of our 2012 grant distribution, as well as the finances and structure of the Fund. It’s a great resource to our stakeholders, grant recipients, and future grant applicants. It features some ...
29th May, 2013
In January 2012 a wildfire ravaged the 1,000 hectare Elandsberg Nature Reserve 100km north of Cape Town, South Africa – home to the Geometric tortoise (Psammobates geometricus). Where more than 200 lived before the fire, estimates suggest only 65 still survive. The IUCN’s Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group considers this tortoise to be one of the world’s 25 most endangered.