2,041Grants to

1,341(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 246 grants constituting a total donation of $2,306,130 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258944) - Wire wist  - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Wire wist

Mapping the distribution and recording threats to the Critically Endangered vine, Metastelma anegadense (Apocynaceae) in the British Virgin Islands

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058698) - Burgess' scale broom - Awarded $1,500 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Burgess' scale broom

Lepidospartum burgessii Turner (Asteraceae: Gypsum Scalebroom): A species threatened with local extinction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057973) - Townsend's Shearwater - Awarded $2,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Townsend's Shearwater

This project aims to protect the breeding grounds of the Townsend´s Shearwater and to reduce the impact of mortality factors affecting breeding birds and their offspring on Socorro Island. In this particular component we will change street lights on Socorro Island to minimize casualties associated to light attraction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257750) - Akikiki - Awarded $18,595 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Akikiki

We are trying to determine the cause of declines of the Akikiki (

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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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