As a global and responsible investor, Mubadala recently announced a three-year partnership with the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund) to support conservation worldwide.

Through the partnership, we are providing the MBZ Fund with USD $1.5 million annually over three years, to be directed towards supporting endangered flora and fauna in Africa and Asia, with a focus on countries where we have portfolio companies, including the Republic of Guinea, Indonesia and Thailand among others, which represent some of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

It is the first agreement of its kind in the region where corporate and conservation donor entities are collaborating to invest in preventing biodiversity loss.

The project is also focused on mitigating the threats to endangered species and their habitat.

Ahmed Saeed Al Calily

Chief Strategy and Risk Officer

As a responsible global investor, we care deeply about the communities we operate in and are proud to partner with the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund based on its history and legacy in protecting endangered species around the globe.

This new partnership is designed to complement our existing community investment programs and help address critical issues such as biodiversity and species conservation, which falls in line with our commitment to diversifying our investments and making long-term sustainable decisions that positively impact local and global communities.

Republic of Guinea

The project is also focused on mitigating the threats to endangered species and their habitats. In Guinea, where Guinea Alumina Corporation – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) – is headquartered, funds will be directed to preserving endangered marine species, including critically endangered marine turtles, the Atlantic humpbacked dolphin (Sousa teuszii), and the African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis).


In Indonesia, where Mubadala Petroleum operates, funds will go towards supporting the marine ecosystem, in particular coral reefs in the Makasaar Strait, as well as terrestrial ecosystems through wildcat conservation in Aceh Province.


While in Thailand, another Mubadala Petroleum operational location, the support will focus on migratory wading birds – in particular the Spotted greenshank (Tringa guttifer), and their mud-flat and mangrove habitats in the northern Gulf of Thailand, and the Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), as well as other freshwater species located at Kaeng Krachan National Park.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a significant philanthropic endowment established in 2009 to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field of species conservation, and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund’s reach in species conservation is global, and its species interest is non-discriminatory. To date, the Fund has supported over 2,200 projects in more than 160 countries.

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