1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 226 grants constituting a total donation of $2,118,005 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257508) - Darien Black spider monkey - Awarded $6,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Darien Black spider monkey

We are Monitoring primates species that are Critically Endangered. We are running the first long term study in Panama using a new method to set camera traps at 10 m elevation, the Orion Camera System (OCS), which will be published soon in an international scientific journal. The project is the first studying the arboreal mammals for long period in Panama with12% of our fauna.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257761) - Barbados Leaf-toed gecko - Awarded $8,320 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Barbados Leaf-toed gecko

The endemic leaf-toed gecko, Phyllodactylus pulcher, was re-discovered on Barbados in 2011 after being assumed extinct for several decades. Data on distribution, abundance, diet and micro-habitat use are being collected, particularly on retreat site characteristics, with views to quantifying the degree of niche overlap with the invasive gecko Hemidactylus mabouia and the possibility of enhancing refugia available in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056409) - Monte Iberia Dwarf frog - Awarded $3,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Monte Iberia Dwarf frog

Five of the world smallest frogs live in Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean sea. All these species are threatened, most are naturally restricted to small areas with pristine forests. Considering the scarce information on these frogs, this project aims to get updated information on distribution, abundance and status of Eleutherodactylus iberia, E. jaumei, E. cubanus, E. orientalis and E. limbatus.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257601) - Locust Coqui (Eng), Coqui Martillito (Spanish)  - Awarded $5,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Locust Coqui (Eng), Coqui Martillito (Spanish)

This project is a baseline amphibian survey of 700 acres of second-growth forest in Patillas, Puerto Rico. The project site consists of two remote mountain valleys that have never been surveyed for amphibians.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257818) - Pokemeboy  - Awarded $10,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Pokemeboy

Acacia anegadensis is a Critically Endangered plant species, endemic to the British Virgin Islands. Although locally abundant on the island of Anegada, the future of this species is not guaranteed. Its main habitat is under extreme pressure for residential and tourism development. This project will investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of A. anegadensis, which is vital knowledge to inform conservation actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257065) - Black-headed Bushmaster - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Black-headed Bushmaster

The Black-headed Bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) is one of the world's most elusive vipers and only occurs in a small part of Costa Rica. It depends on continuous forest and is likely declining. However, due to its secretive nature, no status assessments exist. The objective of our project is to test methods for locating bushmasters that can be used to help initiate conservation actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256063) - Socorro Dove - Awarded $12,500 on June 05, 2013
05-06-2013 - Socorro Dove

The habitat restoration program supported by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund will aid the reintroduction of the Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni) by allowing the recovery and growth of areas formerly inhabited by the species and destroyed by sheep overgrazing. Facilities will pvovide the Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve with a constant production of seedlings to restore Socorro Island to a near pristine condition.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255338) - Maui Parrotbill or Kiwikiu - Awarded $6,340 on June 05, 2013
05-06-2013 - Maui Parrotbill or Kiwikiu

This year, a new 600 hectare natural area reserve, Nakula, was designated by the State of Hawaii, and is currently being fenced. While no Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) currently exist in this reserve, the goal is to restore the forest and reintroduce Kiwikiu to this part of Maui.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255881) - Mottled Snailsucker - Awarded $8,838 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Mottled Snailsucker

.The impact of amphibian declines on the upper trophic levels is difficult to access. Snakes provide a model for study as many species prey upon amphibians or their eggs. Some species of presumed molluscivores have been impacted drastically as their diet also includes frog eggs. Changes in their diet are suspected to put them in competition with other snake species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256057) - Central American River Turtle or Hicatee Turtle - Awarded $10,000 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Central American River Turtle or Hicatee Turtle

Zoo Miami is working with the Lamanai Field Research Center in Northern Belize to learn more about the behaviors of the Hicatee or Central American River Turtle (Dermatemys mawi) through radio tracking and a mark-recapture study. In addition, they have created an educational program to help teach the locals about the importance of a sustainable existence with this unique turtle.

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