2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 277 grants constituting a total donation of $2,622,990 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905765) - Jamaican Iguana - Awarded $4,981 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - Jamaican Iguana

The Jamaican iguana, Cyclura collei, is represented by a single population in the wild that had near zero recruitment when it was discovered in 1991. A "headstart" program, where hatchlings are collected in the wild and reared in captivity until they are large enough to fend for themselves, has reversed this trend. However, headstarting may have unforeseen consequences. This study is assessing these concerns.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925493) - Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana - Awarded $15,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana

Ctenosaura oedirhina is among the most endangered species of Spiny-tailed Iguanas in the world. This species occupies only a small portion of the island of Roatan, Honduras. The only protection afforded to this species are grassroots efforts, though it is listed ad Endangered by the IUCN and under Appendix II of CITES. This projects seeks to raise awareness and understanding through research and education.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905704) - Caecilian - Awarded $3,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Caecilian

On the Osa Peninsula there are two poorly known amphibian species, the caecilian Oscaecilia osae, endemic species of the area and the frog Craugastor taurus, only known from the southeast part of Costa Rican and southwest Panama. Our project was focused on search for these secretive amphibian species. Neither of the target species was detected, however valuable information of leaf litter amphibian community was produce.

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