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Another binzayedi
Another binzayedi
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 ...


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Fish Finders
Fish Finders
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 ...


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2012 Annual Report Published
2012 Annual Report Published
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 ...


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Geometric Tortoise Survive Wildfire
Geometric Tortoise Survive Wildfire
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. ...


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Fund Reviewing 1st 2013 Grant Applications
Fund Reviewing 1st 2013 Grant Applications
23rd May, 2013
The Fund is currently reviewing the 500 applications it received between 1 November 2012 and 28 February 2013. Within a few weeks the Fund will announce the results of its review, and distribute $500,000 to selected grant applicants. In total, our 500 grant applicants are requesting $8m. Obviously, with $500,000 we will not be able to support every application.  We thought our grant applicants might like to ...


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New Lizard Species Named in Honor of HH Mohamed bin Zayed
New Lizard Species Named in Honor of HH Mohamed bin Zayed
24th March, 2013
Peru surprises with 2 new amazing species of woodlizards Thursday, March 21, 2013 Press Release Two new woodlizard species have been uncovered from poorly explored areas of the Peruvian jungles. The males have beautiful body colouration with a distinctive green pattern before a dark brown and black background. It is assumed that the two species share the same territory, with only a slight ...


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Found! NZ Storm Petrel Nesting Site
Found! NZ Storm Petrel Nesting Site
07th March, 2013
Auckland Council Media release 25 February 2013 “Extinct” seabird discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand storm petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The team of researchers is led by Chris Gaskin and Dr. Matt Rayner from the University of Auckland. ...


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Emergency Aid to Cambodian Crocs
Emergency Aid to Cambodian Crocs
07th March, 2013
The Fund dispatched $12,000 in emergency aid to help relocate Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia before construction begins on a hydroelectric dam. The dam will obliterate the second largest population of Siamese crocodiles if they are not immediately relocated. It was announced in February that a hydropower dam will be built by the China Guodian Corporation on the Areng River. The ...


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500 Grant Applications Received
500 Grant Applications Received
06th March, 2013
Between 1 November and 28 February, 500 grant applications were submitted for consideration. That’s more applications than the Fund has received in any other grant period. Applications were submitted from more than 100 different countries on the behalf of every type of species. We have $500,000 up for grabs in this round of funding and $1.5 million for all of 2013. Obviously, the popularity of ...


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India Temple Turtle Conservation
India Temple Turtle Conservation
05th March, 2013
The Hindus of eastern India release turtles in temple ponds upon the occasion of a child’s birth believing that this will extend the longevity of the newborn child. The temple ponds contain turtle species which are critically endangered in the wild. With support from the Fund, biologists will survey the temple ponds of Assam, India to ...


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