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 ...
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 ...