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Annual Report Case Study & Story List

On this page we've compiled a list of links to all our annual report small grant case studies and large project stories over the years.

Annual Report 2022

In an era marked by conservation challenges, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund exemplifies how targeted support can ignite substantial change. Our small grants empower conservationists to innovate, engage communities, and protect biodiversity. These efforts are not just financial aids but catalysts for resilience against habitat loss, climate change, and more, demonstrating the profound impact of strategic, grassroots action.

Small Grant Case Studies

Large Project Stories

Annual Report 2021

As Covid-19 gripped the world in 2021, the effects of the pandemic on conservation activities were made clear. Many grant recipients were unable to enter the field. Some conservation organizations continued to lose money because there were no ecotourists. It would take until the end of the year to restart conservation activities and even then conservation would not be the same.

Small Grant Case Studies

Large Project Stories

Annual Report 2020

As Covid-19 became more widespread in 2020, its affects on conservation activities were apparent among our grant recipients who were unable to enter the field or lost revenue from dwindling ecotourism. The MBZ Fund took decisive action in 2020 to support these struggling conservation organizations by offering Covid-19 Relief Grants.

Small Grant Case Studies

  • The Guardians Starry Night over Colombia

    Ensuring the conservation of the threatened Starry Night Harlequin toads (Atelopus) in the Key Biodiversity Area Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.

  • Stepping Back to Safety

    Conservation of the Steppe Eagle breeding population in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion, Russia.

  • Keeping Research Island Afloat

    Subsidising core operational costs for long-term species conservation objectives, invasive species management and novel environmental education initiatives on Utila

  • The Fall of The Mighty Mahseer

    Community-based conservation of the Critically Endangered Wayanad Mahseer, Neolissochilus wynaadensis in the Western Ghats.

  • Fishing For Water Cats

    Investigating the distribution and threats to the Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) in the Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan

  • The Sea Star Slowly Fading

    Conservation status of the micro-endemic echinoderm species inhabiting a subterranean estuary in Cozumel, Mexico

Annual Report 2019

The year 2019 marks the tenth year since the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund first distributed financial support to conservation projects worldwide. From small grants to large-scale, multiple-year support, the MBZ Fund's role as a donor organization is critical to global conservation efforts for endangered species.

Small Grant Case Studies

Annual Report 2018

For the first time, this 2018 Annual Report will review the Fund's full range of activities, which includes the support we provide to international partner organisations concerned with broader species-specific conservation projects.

Small Grant Case Studies