2,801Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 248 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,866,376.

Invertebrate Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253022) - Congregating fireflies - Awarded $10,000 on January 12, 2012
12-01-2012 - Congregating fireflies

Very little is known about the fireflies in the Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP). The KSNP lake system is undergoing rehabilitation. These changes may have an impact on the fireflies. The firefly study and habitat mapping will aid in the Park management, where the fireflies can be a bio-indicator. A monitoring program and awareness materials will be developed. KSNP is a Congregating Firefly Zone (MBZSCF:0925338).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052747) - Canterbury Knobbled Weevil - Awarded $4,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Canterbury Knobbled Weevil

The weevil, Hadramphus tuberculatus, is a critically endangered, endemic invertebrate that is found in the montane foothills of New Zealand. It was last sighted in 1922 and presumed extinct (Craw 1999) until its rediscovery in 2004 (Young 2006). In the IUCN database, the weevil is listed as extinct since the entry was created in 1996. It has only one known population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252410) - The Terrible hairy fly - Awarded $12,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - The Terrible hairy fly

Of the approximately 150,000 described species of flies, the "terrible hairy fly", Mormotomyia hirsuta, is considered to be the world's rarest, known from a single hill in eastern Kenya. Discovered in 1933 it was last seen in 1948 until rediscovered in late 2010. Our project aims to explore for other potential Mormotomyia sites and to study its biology and molecular genetics.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252329) - Black-legged Burrowing Scorpion - Awarded $20,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Black-legged Burrowing Scorpion

The southern African burrowing scorpion genus Opistophthalmus includes the world’s most threatened scorpions. Five species endemic to the Western Cape Province of South Africa (Opistophthalmus fuscipes, O. intermedius, O. latro, O. leipoldti and O. capensis) are particularly at risk. This project aims to survey the known distributions of these scorpions, identify remaining wild populations, and collect samples from each for genetic ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252659) - Deep water acropora - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Deep water acropora

FFI and partners will conduct review of status, distribution, exploitation and threats of key coral species (IUCN: endangered) within Tejakula sub-district in Bali, Indonesia. We will reaise community awareness in Tejakula of coral conservation particularly among ornamental fishers, with key species as flagships. We will communicate information on key coral species and reef condition to inform Locally Managed Marine Area planning.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252526) - Gulella taitensis - Awarded $5,000 on July 11, 2011
11-07-2011 - Gulella taitensis

The current findings indicate that Gulella taitensis, endemic to Taita hills forest is still endangered and requires conservation measures initiated. Thapsia buraensis and Ziingis radiolata endangered and endemic in Taita Hills have become more threatened since neither dead shell or a live snail of these two species was recorded during this study.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052064) - Praying mantis - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Praying mantis

This project aimed to confirm the presence of some rare mediterranean mantids and divulgate conservation problems regarding invertebrates. In 2011 living populations of Apteromantis bolivari and Tenodera rungsi were encountered and recorded in North Morocco. Data collected confirmed old records and gave important information on conservation and priorities about these insects leading to scientific publications and a divulgative documentary is also ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051829) - Great Hockey Stick Sailor - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Great Hockey Stick Sailor

Phaedyma aspasia kathmandia is an endangered and endemic subspecies of butterfly which appears only in May to June annually and its status is totally unknown since 1989. Its associated habitat is located only in Lalitpur, Central Nepal and currently is under endangered category of the IUCN Red list. Investigation on its current status and related conservation issues been considered in this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251786) - Corals - Awarded $20,000 on January 19, 2011
19-01-2011 - Corals

ZSL’s EDGE Coral Reefs aims to secure the future of ten focal Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) reef-building coral species and their habitat. This project takes a novel approach to coral conservation by supporting and training in-country conservationists (EDGE Fellows), meeting a global need to build coral reef conservation and management capacity, alongside implementing species-specific conservation actions for coral ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925338) - Fireflies - Awarded $16,400 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Fireflies

Very little is known about the congregating firefly, genus: Pteroptyx spp. in Malaysia. The congregating fireflies' habitat is along the intertidal mangrove rivers which are currently being threaten by clearings. This project compiles a directory of the current situation of the congregating fireflies zone (CFZ), a reference for conservation,awareness, future updating, monitoring and research work. Basic research was also carried out for the ...

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