1,558Grants to

1,062(Sub)Species

Oceania

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 75 grants constituting a total donation of $839,485 for species conservation projects based in Oceania.

Conservation Case Studies in Oceania

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513531) - Murray hardyhead - Awarded $11,000 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Murray hardyhead

Hunting the Murray Hardyhead: locating fragmented populations of an endangered fish species in the vast River Murray system.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513191) - Red-finned blue-eye - Awarded $16,550 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Red-finned blue-eye

Protecting the critically endangered Red-finned Blue-eye from invasive pest fish using barrier fencing. This project will protect the few remaining wild Red-finned Blue-eye (Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis) populations from colonisation by the predatory pest fish, Gambusia holbrooki.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513845) - Night parrot - Awarded $20,700 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Night parrot

Monitoring and managing critical feeding and roosting sites of the recently rediscovered and endangered Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis). The objective of this project is to understand how total grazing pressure by introduced and native herbivores effects the vegetation dynamics, plant species abundance and persistence of the Night Parrot’s key food species and feeding sites.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512755) - Bellinger River Snapping Turtle - Awarded $16,000 on April 20, 2016
20-04-2016 - Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

In February 2015, the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi) experienced a mass mortality event in which an unknown disease killed most of the adult population, but spared juveniles. This project works to conserve the remaining Bellinger River Snapping turtles and bring the species back from the brink of extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 160512503) - Buff-breasted Button-quail - Awarded $4,000 on February 11, 2016
11-02-2016 - Buff-breasted Button-quail

Increasing our understanding of the distribution, life history and ecology of the endangered Buff-breasted Button-quail Turnix olivii - Phase 2

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511904) - Fijian free-tailed bat - Awarded $12,500 on December 09, 2015
09-12-2015 - Fijian free-tailed bat

Fijian Free-tailed Bats: Action or Extinction. We are working with Nature Fiji- Maraqueti Viti, University of the South Pacific, Birdlife International, and Conservation International to permanently protect the only confirmed roost of this species, a natural cave on the island of Vanua Levu.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511307) - Buff-breasted Button-quail - Awarded $8,375 on September 20, 2015
20-09-2015 - Buff-breasted Button-quail

Increasing our understanding of the distribution, life history and ecology of the endangered Buff-breasted Button-quail Turnix olivii

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510441) - Regent Honeyeater - Awarded $12,500 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Regent Honeyeater

Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater Breed for Release program. Taronga Conservation Society Australia plays a key role in the National Recovery Plan for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater which is established to provide a level of insurance against further declines in the wild population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510711) - Polynesian Ground Dove - Awarded $12,500 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Polynesian Ground Dove

Evaluating Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground Dove population status on islands planned for restoration in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia

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