1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 239 grants constituting a total donation of $2,253,715 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 140510158) - Canasí Trope - Awarded $4,500 on December 29, 2014
29-12-2014 - Canasí Trope

Conservation of the poorly known snake Tropidophis celiae: a Cuban endemic species living in a very threatened habitat

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14059940) - Fer de lance - Awarded $2,000 on December 29, 2014
29-12-2014 - Fer de lance

Project BRASS: Bites Reduced and Snakes Saved aims to reduce the number of accidental snakebites to humans through education and thus, in turn, help conserve all species of snakes from senseless killings.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 140510169) - Escambray Butterwort  - Awarded $4,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Escambray Butterwort

Ecology and conservation of the endangered Escambray Butterwort (Pinguicula jackii) in the Guamuhaya Mountains, central Cuba

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510044) - Widemouth gambusia - Awarded $12,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Widemouth gambusia

Mexico is home to hydrogen sulfide-rich springs so toxic that few organisms can survive in them. This project aims to preserve highly endemic fish that have adapted to these extreme environments. The project particularly focuses on Gambusia eurystoma, which is only known from a single sulfide spring complex. It also pertains to other micro-endemics in the area (Poecilia sulphuraria and P. thermalis).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14059847) - Cuban Topminnow - Awarded $4,500 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Cuban Topminnow

The genus Girardinus is endemic from Cuba and is represented by seven species which six live in western Cuba. The survival of these target species is threatened by the introductions of alien piscivorous fish species, jointly with the water pollution. A detailed evaluation regarding to population parameters, ecological requirements and current threats for these endemic fish species are crucial for the management and their conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510036) - Elkhorn coral - Awarded $18,900 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Elkhorn coral

Field surveys and restoration work towards the conservation of the critically endangered Elkhorn and Staghorn coral on Eleuthera, Bahamas

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510226) - Robber frog - Awarded $5,200 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Robber frog

The critically endangered robber frog Craugastor ranoides was once found throughout lower Mesoamerica. However, due to disease and habitat loss, it was known from only one location in Costa Rica. We have recently located a second population in southwestern Nicaragua, a country where it had not been documented for 20 years. With support from MBZ we researching and conserving this population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259845) - Symington's Robber Frog - Awarded $5,500 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Symington's Robber Frog

This Critically Endangered frog is only known from seven scattered localities in Cuba. It is strictly associated with rocky habitats and It has not been seen for more than 25 years in three of them. Populations might be threatened by Chytridiomycosis. We aim at starting a long-term monitoring program and at promoting its long-lasting conservation by developing educational activities with local people.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258473) - Townsend´s Shearwater - Awarded $12,500 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Townsend´s Shearwater

Confirmation of presence in historical range, protection of nesting sites and placement of artificial burrows to aid Townsend´s Shearwater

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