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Eastern Arc & Coastal Forests
Strategic Direction 4.  Establish a small grants program in the hotspot (all 161 sites eligible) that focuses on Critically Endangered species and small-scale efforts to increase connectivity of biologically important habitat patches
Coordinated Monitoring of the Endangered Spotted Ground Thrush in the East African Breeding and Non-breeding Grounds
Provide information that increases the knowledge about the spotted ground thrush (Zoothera guttata), its habitat, and the sites it occupies. Detect and act on threats to the species and other biodiversity of those sites, and help assess the effectiveness and progress of conservation efforts.
Amount $20,000
Grant Term 3/07-12/08
Grantee BirdLife International
A Second Population Assessment of the Uluguru Bush Shrike Malaconotus Alius, Uluguru Mountains
Complete a second population census of the Uluguru bush shrike Malaconotus alius, an Alliance for Zero Extinction species within the Eastern Afromontane Hostpot. Combined with the data from the 2000 census, these data will be used to measure the status and trends of this Critically Endangered species.
Amount $14,577
Grant Term 11/06-4/07
Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania
Assessment of Overall Spider Diversity and Establishment of the Status and Ecology of Two New Species of Spiders from Taita Hills
Establish a full checklist of the spider fauna of the Taita Hills and also carry out a detailed ecological survey of two recently described endemic species of spiders Toxoniella taitensis and Toxoniella rogoae to assess their conservation status
Amount $17,902
Grant Term 10/06-12/08
Grantee National Museums of Kenya
Small Grants for Building Research Capacity Among Tanzanian and Kenyan Students
Provide bursaries for students to undertake research at the species, site, and landscape levels.
Amount $200,000
Grant Term 9/06-12/08
Grantee BirdLife International
Assessment of Baseline Ecological and Socioeconomic Factors for Forest Restoration Planning in the Bunduki Gap of the Uluguru Mountain Forests of Tanzania
Assess baseline ecological and socioeconomic factors for forest restoration planning in the Bunduki Gap in order to increase forest connectivity between the Uluguru North and South forest reserves and enhance biodiversity conservation.
Amount $6,628
Grant Term 7/06-6/07
Grantee CARE International
Threatened Plant Species of not yet Surveyed Coastal Forest Patches in Handeni District, Tanzania
Complete a botanical survey of the little known coastal forest of Kwedijela in Handeni District on the western boundary of Saadani National Park to contribute to the protection of globally threatened plants and help guide conservation investment.
Amount $15,300
Grant Term 5/06-12/07
Grantee Adansonia Consulting
Population Density Estimates and Threats Evaluation of the Highly Endangered Udzungwa Forest Partridge in the Udzundwa Mountains of Tanzania
Survey the known and potential range of the Udzungwa forest partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis to determine the population size, density, and abundance to update the status in the IUCN Red List. Document the population structure and obtain genetic material for analysis as well as gain an idea of the food preferences of this threatened species.
Amount $19,778
Grant Term 2/06-1/07
Grantee University of Copenhagen
Project Documents - Related report - Population Density Estimates and Threats Evaluation of the Highly Endangered Udzungwa Forest Partridge in the Udzundwa Mountains of Tanzania (PDF, 1.13 MB)
Making Available Copies of WWF Ecoregion Books
Disseminate, to key institutions and policymakers in East Africa, the recently published Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa: A Conservation Assessment and Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa: A Conservation Assessment.  These publications represent the culmination of current understanding of these ecoregions.  Improving access to these publications will strengthen the case for conservation interventions.
Amount $19,000
Grant Term 1/06-3/06
Grantee World Wide Fund for Nature
Project Documents - Final report (PDF, 19 KB)
Instituting a Biodiversity Monitoring System of Globally Threatened Species in Dakatcha Woodland
Engage the local community in an ecological monitoring program by providing training on methods to measure environmental factors.  The community will then undertake a baseline assessment of the woodlands and continue to monitor changes and effects on the bird community.
Amount $19,978
Grant Term 1/06-12/08
Grantee Nature Kenya
Related News and Products - Nature Net, May 2007 (PDF, 916 KB)
Population Estimates of Threatened Birds in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
Calculate the population density of several highly threatened bird species occurring in the East Usambara Mountains. These data will contribute to assessing the 2003 gold rush that affected this area as well as contribute to the long-term monitoring of conservation investments of this key biodiversity forest area.
Amount $19,960
Grant Term 12/05-5/08
Grantee The Field Museum of Natural History
Related News and Products - Related Web site: Forest Regeneration in Tanzania
Biodiversity of a Landscape: Examining Forest Heterogeneity and Ecological Change in the East Usambaras Since 1975
Assess long-term ecological change, species diversity, and vegetation architecture to determine how these affect the ability of any area to be an effective biological corridor.  Data on species composition and structure will be incorporated into a landscape-scale predictive model by integrating detailed biological surveys with high-resolution satellite images since 1975.
Amount $15,860
Grant Term 12/05-11/06
Grantee University of Florida
Project Documents - Final report (PDF, 18 KB)
Taxonomy and Conservation Genetics of the Threatened Mangabey Taxa of the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya
Collect genetic samples and record vocalizations from the major populations of mangabeys through out Tanzania and Kenya.  These data will be analyzed to determine the degree of speciation of the respective populations and the extent of reproductive isolation and potential threats to survival due to loss of genetic variability.
Amount $19,925
Grant Term 9/05-8/08
Grantee Carolyn L. Ehardt
Assessment of the Diversity and Conservation Status of Primates in the Coastal Forests of Kenya
Resolve important questions pertaining to the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, and conservation status for the nine endemic species and five endemic/near-endemic subspecies of primates in the region. These data will produce recommendations for long-term conservation actions and contribute to improving the IUCN Red List status of these primates.
Amount $19,900
Grant Term 8/05-12/08
Grantee Yvonne de Jong
Small Grants for Global Conservation of Amphibian Diversity Within Hotspots
Develop and implement the Amphibian Action Fund aimed at the long-term conservation of amphibian species, and their habitats, within biodiversity hotspots around the globe.  This fund will make available small grants of up to $10,000 to be awarded to individuals and groups working within the hotspots on targeted amphibian conservation activities.
Amount $30,000
Grant Term 7/05-6/08
Grantee Arizona State University
This is a multiregional project covering six hotspots; the total grant amount is $200,000.
Related News and Products - From CEPF E-News, July - September 2007: More Funds for Amphibian Protection
- Learn more about this project in the Eco-Index
- Para aprender más sobre este proyecto, visite el Eco-Index 
- An interview with Robin Moore about this project: English / Español
Survey of Microchiropteran Bats of Mafia, Pemba, and Unguja, and Subsequent Creation of Educational, Scientific, and Conservation Tools
Survey microbats on Pemba, Unguja, and Mafia Islands off mainland Tanzania to identify the diversity of bat species, current status, and threats to the roosts and feeding habitats. These data will be compared with similar assessments being undertaken on other Indian Ocean Islands including Madagascar.
Amount $19,954
Grant Term 7/05-12/07
Grantee The Field Museum of Natural History

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