2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 250 grants constituting a total donation of $2,335,880 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

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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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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