2,742Grants to

1,709(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 472 grants constituting a total donation of $4,402,111 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232533262) - Samastacus spinifrons - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2023
19-12-2023 - Samastacus spinifrons

Where are the Moms? Mapping ovigerous females of S. spinifrons as a baseline for conservation strategies in the Maullin River.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 230533323) - Neesiochloa barbata - Awarded $5,000 on December 18, 2023
18-12-2023 - Neesiochloa barbata

Neesiochloa barbata (Poaceae: Chloridoideae): a monotypic and endemic genus from the largest seasonally dry forest in the Neotropics

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232533158) - Andean Cat - Awarded $6,000 on December 15, 2023
15-12-2023 - Andean Cat

Quechua women united for the conservation of Andean Cats in Ayacucho, Peru

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532000) - Gardel’s sand-dune lizard  - Awarded $14,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Gardel’s sand-dune lizard

Conservation of the microendemic and recently-discovered lizard (Liolaemus gardeli; Squamata, Liolaemidae) in South America. The region encompasses an area of relict dunes within the Tacurembó River basin. Liolaemus gardeli is a newly discovered lizard species, described for a very restricted distribution and endemic to a single locality, this species occurs in dunes with sandy soils and patches of herbaceous vegetation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532023) - Vellozia sessilis  - Awarded $5,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Vellozia sessilis

Searching for Vellozia sessilis, a charismatic plant endemic to the highlands of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232531493) - Lamelloporus americanus - Awarded $13,000 on May 03, 2023
03-05-2023 - Lamelloporus americanus

Latin America Workshop: Promoting conservation of the Latin American Funga through specialists' capacitation and extinction risk assessment of threatened fungi

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232531053) - Starry Night Harlequin toad - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2023
01-05-2023 - Starry Night Harlequin toad

Local partnerships to ensure the conservation of three species of harlequin toads in the Key Biodiversity Area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530589) - Wrightoporia araucariae - Awarded $20,000 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Wrightoporia araucariae

First efforts to preserve Wrightoporia auraucariae, a rare and critically endangered species endemic to Araucaria forests

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530525) - Manganga - Awarded $7,000 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Manganga

Population assessment and conservation status of the magangá Potamobatrachus trispinosus endemic to the Rio Tocantins, Amazon basin, Brazil

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