2,801Grants to


North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 333 grants constituting a total donation of $3,178,170 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251542) - Pyramid Maidenhair - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Pyramid Maidenhair

Over the past three years, Kevel Lindsay in partnership with the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) have been studying the native and naturalized ferns of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with a special focus on the West Indian endemics and their habitats. The study has published an IUCN Regional Red List of the islands’ species, a Conservation Perspective, and now an Atlas and Guide.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252298) - Lungless salamander - Awarded $13,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Lungless salamander

FFI's ultimate goal is to empower local stakeholders to conserve Ometepe Island's endemic salamander (Bolitoglossa insularis) and its cloud forest habitat. The project goal is to enhance knowledge and capacity to enable immediate conservation action to project this salamander (IUCN: not listed). We will establish essential baseline data to evaluate conservation status, build a participatory monitoring system and share project knowledge gained ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252483) - Kamakahala - Awarded $13,000 on July 10, 2011
10-07-2011 - Kamakahala

The grant we received from the Fund has allowed staff of the Plant Extinction Prevention Program to visit the four remaining individuals of Labordia lorenciana multiple times. During those visits, we have protected the plants from insect threats, hand pollinated the only remaining female plant, and collected seeds that were then germinated and grown at a cooperating botanical garden.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251854) - Hydrangea species - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Hydrangea species

Mexico is the fourth most diverse country in the world in terms of biodiversity, yet many new plant species still awaiting discovery are already endangered with extinction as a consequence of deforestation and habitat destruction. In the framework of this project we study and aim to conserve new "Hortensia" (Hydrangea) species in central and southern Mexico.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051666) - Mantequero - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Mantequero

Magnolia cubensis subsp. acunae species and Podocarpus angustifolius are scattered in the montane rainforests of the Guamuhaya range. Nowadays, most of their habitats are devoted to coffee plantations. These rainforests have a major role capturing the rain and the humidity from the clouds, and controlling soil erosion, runoff and flooding. The rainforest restoration is also essential for the economic welfare in the region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251178) - Jamaican iguana - Awarded $25,000 on November 03, 2010
03-11-2010 - Jamaican iguana

The Jamaican iguana was feared extinct until a remnant population was discovered in 1990. Since that time the Jamaican Iguana Recovery Group has actively pursued a conservation programme geared toward averting short-term extinction and ensuring the long-term persistence of the species. Focused conservation efforts such as our headstart-release and predator control programmes have resulted in a 3-fold increase in the number of nesting female ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251084) - Lesser long-nosed bat - Awarded $5,000 on October 12, 2010
12-10-2010 - Lesser long-nosed bat

Creating a long-term conservation strategy for lesser long-nosed bats throughout Mexico and the US requires: increasing our knowledge of lesser long-nosed bat populations and migration; species conservation training biologists, managers and students; monitoring roosts; and incorporating “citizen scientist” observations. We seek a better understanding of population status and trends as well as the dynamics of migratory corridors and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925431) - Vancouver Island marmot - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Vancouver Island marmot

The Vancouver Island marmot is a critically endangered ground squirrel endemic to British Columbia, Canada. By 1998, the species consisted of fewer than 100 individuals. Between 2003 and 2010, captive-bred marmots were released to the wild and their locations and survival rates monitored. My research examines release sites to identify characteristics that increased the likelihood of these marmots surviving their first year in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251119) - Grenada Dove - Awarded $20,000 on August 04, 2010
04-08-2010 - Grenada Dove

The Grenada Dove is listed as an A1 Globally Critically Endangered Species due to its extremely small and fragmented population which has declined primarily due to habitat loss, estimated at 136 individuals (Rusk 2008). Its habitat is limited to 2 areas on Grenada. This project aims to gather breeding and nesting data to inform conservation and management decisions by the Government of Grenada.

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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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