2,094Grants to


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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053094) - Acer skutchii - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Acer skutchii

I examined the ecology and genetics of all Acer skutchii populations in America. As a result, I identified that the maple from western Mexico was a different species: Acer bizayedii (new species). This project was decisive to the establishment of a new protected natural area. The protected area was created on January 2016 to ensure the preservation of Acer binzayedii and its natural habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253080) - Mexican long-nosed bat - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Mexican long-nosed bat

The Mexican long-nosed bat is highly susceptible to extinction because is a food and habitat specialist, roosts in caves, and is migratory. Pregnant females of this bat migrate every spring from central Mexico to the south-western United States following the blooms of century plants. We aim to understand the status of the bat’s migratory corridor and identify critical sites necessary to maintain viable populations.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052505) - Hispaniolan Hutia - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Hispaniolan Hutia

This project studies home range, distribution and habitat use of the Hispaniolan hutia using a combination of GPS and radio telemetry. A key aim is to train fieldworkers within the Dominican Republic in order to give them the experience and skills to monitor threatened species and be able to implement conservation measures in the future.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251542) - Pyramid Maidenhair - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Pyramid Maidenhair

Over the past three years, Kevel Lindsay in partnership with the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) have been studying the native and naturalized ferns of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with a special focus on the West Indian endemics and their habitats. The study has published an IUCN Regional Red List of the islands’ species, a Conservation Perspective, and now an Atlas and Guide.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252298) - Lungless salamander - Awarded $13,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Lungless salamander

FFI's ultimate goal is to empower local stakeholders to conserve Ometepe Island's endemic salamander (Bolitoglossa insularis) and its cloud forest habitat. The project goal is to enhance knowledge and capacity to enable immediate conservation action to project this salamander (IUCN: not listed). We will establish essential baseline data to evaluate conservation status, build a participatory monitoring system and share project knowledge gained ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252483) - Kamakahala - Awarded $13,000 on July 10, 2011
10-07-2011 - Kamakahala

The grant we received from the Fund has allowed staff of the Plant Extinction Prevention Program to visit the four remaining individuals of Labordia lorenciana multiple times. During those visits, we have protected the plants from insect threats, hand pollinated the only remaining female plant, and collected seeds that were then germinated and grown at a cooperating botanical garden.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251854) - Hydrangea species - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Hydrangea species

Mexico is the fourth most diverse country in the world in terms of biodiversity, yet many new plant species still awaiting discovery are already endangered with extinction as a consequence of deforestation and habitat destruction. In the framework of this project we study and aim to conserve new "Hortensia" (Hydrangea) species in central and southern Mexico.

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