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. 12254271) - Sinkhole Cycad - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Sinkhole Cycad

Montgomery Botanical Center, Belize Botanic Gardens, Florida International University, Green Hills Botanical Collections, and Ya’axche Conservation Trust will collaborate on in situ fieldwork to identify populations of Zamia prasina (now believed to be Zamia decumbens) a critically endangered species endemic to Belize. This rare sinkhole dwelling species is of great conservation concern, habitat is limited and plants are apparently being ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254342) - Antillean Manatee, Caribbean Manatee - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Antillean Manatee, Caribbean Manatee

Throughout the Wider Caribbean Region, Antillean manatee populations have been reduced by direct hunting, bycatch, vessel strikes and habitat loss and degradation, among other threats. We propose the first bi-national collaborative project to evaluate the status of manatees and contribute to their conservation in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254384) - Bumble bees - Awarded $6,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Bumble bees

Pollinators are critical components of our environment and essential to our food security, contributing to one in three bites of food that we eat. Bumble bees are among the best known pollinators, yet their conservation status remains largely unknown. We are evaluating the status of 43 species of North American bumble bees using the IUCN Red List Criteria.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254240) - Puerto Rican worm lizard - Awarded $5,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Puerto Rican worm lizard

This project aims to quantify the genetic and morphological diversity of the endemic Puerto Rican Worm Lizard (Amphisbaena caeca). We want to know how this diversity is distributed in order to understand the biogeographic history of the species and to define units with significance for conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1225527) - Puerto Rico manjack (PR), Black sage (BVI) - Awarded $4,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Puerto Rico manjack (PR), Black sage (BVI)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's UK Overseas Territories Programme are working together with British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican partners to conserve the Critically Endangered plant, Cordia rupicola, a member of the Boraginaceae family.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253565) - Black-capped Petrel - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Black-capped Petrel

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) set out on an expedition to capture Black-capped Petrels, affix radio transmitters, and track the seabirds to new nesting locations that could be monitored and protected. Unfortunately, we were unable to capture any Black-capped Petrels, but did learn a lot about the difficulties of capturing the seabird and conditions necessary to do so.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253400) - Ricord's Iguana - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Ricord's Iguana

Hispaniola is the only island in the Caribbean where two species of Rock Iguanas occur. The formation of Hispaniola is most likely the cause for this unique distribution. One species of iguana is thought to have been on each paleoisland before they collided to form Hispaniola. The mystery is in what species was on what paleoisland and how they manage to co-occur today.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12053519) - March's Emerald Palm Viper - Awarded $4,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - March's Emerald Palm Viper

March's Emerald Palm Viper is a montane viper from Guatemala and Honduras. It's conservation status is unknown but considering its small geographic range, habitat specificity for cloud forest and the fractured nature of this habitat, it is considered endangered and in decline. This project conducts the first ecological study, investigating diet selection and providing the first population density estimates of this poorly studied viper.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253992) - Honduran rosewood - Awarded $10,480 on March 08, 2012
08-03-2012 - Honduran rosewood

Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Ya’axché Conservation Trust, and partners are increasing patrols in the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Toledo District, Belize to thwart the urgent threat of illegal logging in and around the Preserve, and are conducting population assessments and species verification of D. stevensonii to design and sustain long term conservation strategies for this highly valued tree species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253130) - Maui Parrotbill; Kiwikiu - Awarded $6,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Maui Parrotbill; 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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