2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 261 grants constituting a total donation of $2,429,055 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005500) - Turks Island Boa - Awarded $5,000 on July 05, 2010
05-07-2010 - Turks Island Boa

Prior to our studies which began in 2007, almost nothing was known about the ecology or status of the Turks Island Boa (Epicrates c. chrysogaster). We have since initiated a long-term study of these snakes in the Turks and Caicos. We have captured over 350 individuals from 5 islands and published three scientific articles and one book chapter from this work.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025880) - Anegada Iguana - Awarded $15,000 on July 04, 2010
04-07-2010 - Anegada Iguana

Program focus is on species ranked Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, including the Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis). The geographic range of C. pinguis is the tiny island of Anegada (39 km2) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Unfortunately, the tropical dry forest habitat of Anegada is one of the most threatened forest types in the world.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925524) - Golden coqui - Awarded $19,166 on June 10, 2010
10-06-2010 - Golden coqui

Our proposal is to conduct an Amphibian Ark Conservation Needs Assessment Workshop (http://www.amphibianark.org/conservation_needs_workshops.htm) for the entire Caribbean region. The workshop will be facilitated by an AArk Taxon Officer and led by the Caribbean Regional Co-Chairs of the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251258) - Central American River Turtle   - Awarded $10,000 on June 09, 2010
09-06-2010 - Central American River Turtle

This project’s goal is to create a framework for preventing the extinction of the Hicatee Turtle in Belize. FFI aims to determine the population status of the Hicatee Turtle, including its distribution, density, habitat requirements and principal threats in Belize; develop a National Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for the Hicatee Turtle; and establish and strengthen a consortium for the conservation of the Hicatee Turtle.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251248) - Antiguan Racer - Awarded $5,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Antiguan Racer

This project’s goal is to increase Antiguan Racer populations to at least 500 individuals on Antigua’s globally important offshore islands. FFI aims to build local capacity to design and execute the national Antiguan Racer Conservation Action Plan; manage and conserve individuals and habitats by controlling alien invasive species; and increase understanding and improve behavior among Antiguans and visitors towards the Antiguan Racer and its ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925634) - Carpita de Morelos - Awarded $15,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - Carpita de Morelos

This project assessed the exact distribution of this small Mexican fish species (Carpitade Morelos). It estimated its population size in its current distributional area and evaluated the genetic diversity of the species by means of microsatellite DNA analysis. Finally, a report was authored to assist in the recovery and conservation of the Carpitade Morelos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025948) - Spiny-tailed Utila iguana (Swamper)  - Awarded $10,000 on February 21, 2010
21-02-2010 - Spiny-tailed Utila iguana (Swamper)

The Iguana Research and Breeding Staion (IRBS) is situated on the island of Utila and works to conserve the endemic, endangered spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri). The grant provided by the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund provided helps to pay for essentials needed to maintain a good working environment at the station and supports many of the scientific studies undertaken at the IRBS.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025939) - Harlequin frog - Awarded $10,000 on February 18, 2010
18-02-2010 - Harlequin frog

The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project creates assurance colonies of highly vulnerable species of amphibians to prevent extinctions due to an invasive fungal pathogen that causes chytridiomycosis.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025476) - Azuero Howling Monkey - Awarded $15,000 on February 18, 2010
18-02-2010 - Azuero Howling Monkey

The Fundación Pro-Conservación de los Primates Panameños (FCPP) started in 2001 the first long-term primates population study to obtain ecological information of Ateles geoffroyi azuerensis, Alouatta coibensis coibensis and Alouatta coibensis trabeata. This is the first ever recorded data to calculate their total population and their actual conservation status. Environmental education practices are operating in Azuero Peninsula to help them ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005800) - Ricord Iguana - Awarded $4,650 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - Ricord Iguana

The Ricord's Iguana (Cyclura ricordi) is a very fragile species Red-listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. The species is endemic to the island of Hispaniola, where it has a very limited and fragmented distribution in the south central part of the island in both the Dominican Republic and Republic of Haiti.

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