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. 182518929) - Lake Patzcuaro Salamander - Awarded $12,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Lake Patzcuaro Salamander

Evaluating populations of the achoque (Ambystomatidae: Ambystoma dumerilii) in Lake Pátzcuaro for the recovery of local management and fisheries

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518901) - Cuban solenodon - Awarded $5,000 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Cuban solenodon

The Almiquí (Solenodoncubanus) is considered one of the jewels of the Cuban fauna, andthe most primitive mammals in the country. It is endemic to Cuba, is the only representative of the insectivore group. The species is categorized as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, threats which have caused this ranking are the accelerated process of habitat destructionand the proliferation of introduced predators.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518008) - Hau kuahiwi - Awarded $6,000 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Hau kuahiwi

NTBG Researchers Rediscover ‘Extinct’ Hibiscadelphus woodii (Malvaceae) in Kauai Using a Drone

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518096) - Giant Southern Salamander - Awarded $2,500 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Giant Southern Salamander

The lungless salamanders as the Southern Giant Salamander live in humid environments like the cloud forest of the Mixteca region in Oaxaca. Unfortunately, huge areas of forest have been lost or disturbed because of anthropogenic activities as coffee plantations. This project aims to generate knowledge about the ecology of this species in modified and pristine areas to develop a forestry management plan.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182517807) - Jamaican Rock Iguana - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2018
01-05-2018 - Jamaican Rock Iguana

The spatial ecology and behavior of the Jamaican Rock Iguana (Cyclura collei): implications for conservation management

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517270) - false ‘ohe - Awarded $9,500 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - false ‘ohe

Seed Ecology and Conservation of the Critically Endangered Hawaiian Endemic Polyscias racemosa (Araliaceae)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517028) - Cinnamodendron corticosum - Awarded $11,000 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Cinnamodendron corticosum

Cinnamodendron corticosum (Canellaceae) is a popular wild spice tree endemic to Jamaica, reportedly confined to two administrative parishes, and the IUCN Red List classifies the species as "vulnerable.” Considering the species’ assumed small geographic range, local reports of over-harvesting, and published deforestation rates in Jamaica, a systematic in-depth conservation status reassessment, through species-distribution analysis of herbarium ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517158) - Lesser Antillean Iguana - Awarded $8,150 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Lesser Antillean Iguana

Given the continued spread of non-native Green Iguana throughout the Lesser Antilles the regional endemic iguana, Lesser Antillean Iguana, is rapidly declining. With recent hybridization now also present on the island of St. Eustatius we are trying to stop this process, catch all non-native iguanas and prevent future invasions to thereby safeguard this populations' future.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516419) - Black-cheeked Ant-tanager - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Black-cheeked Ant-tanager

The endemic-endangered Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager (Habia atrimaxillaris: Cardinalidae): A Population status and reproductive evaluation in the disappearing forests of Osa Peninsula

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516061) - Watercress darter - Awarded $10,600 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Watercress darter

During this project, Freshwater Land Trust and partners have enhanced and maintained critical habitat and survival of the endangered watercress darter (Etheostoma nuchale) in an urban watershed in Jefferson County, Alabama.

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