2,274Grants to


South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 370 grants constituting a total donation of $3,518,128 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12054041) - Juan Fernandez diving beetle - Awarded $4,850 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Juan Fernandez diving beetle

Anisomeria bistriata is endemic to Juan Fernandez islands in the Pacific, off the Chilean coast. It has, to our knowledge, not been surveyed in over a century. Our goals therefore are: - Visit the islands to establish if the species still exists. If so: - Describe its adult and if possible larval habitat. - Assess to which degree the species faces anthropogenic threats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253768) - Spider Monkey - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Spider Monkey

Brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is of particular interest for conservation. It is extremely endangered due to habitat destruction. The current situation of this primate in Caparo Forest Reserve in Venezuela is very alarming. The forest once occupied 184,100 ha of continuous forest. This has been reduced to 7,000 ha. This project attempts to conserve this population of spider monkey and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253524) - Yellow fronted spider monkey   - Awarded $10,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Yellow fronted spider monkey

This project is oriented to determine the current status of the Atelidos in northeastern of the Peruvian Amazonia. The study includes four species considered in conservation category of the IUCN in 2011, they are Ateles chamek (EN), A. belzebuth (EN), Lagothrix lagotricha (VU) and L. poeppigii (VU). Part of our activities in the field is to promote environmental education to mitigate some hunting and deforestation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053169) - Black Lion Tamarin - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Black Lion Tamarin

The Black Lion Tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, is an endangered primate species, endemically occurring in highly fragmented and isolated small populations within a limited range in the Atlantic rainforests of the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The IPÊ Institute for Ecological Research conducts applied conservation research and in-situ meta-population management, facilitates the creation of conservation units and the restoration of habitat ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12252149) - Dusky Starfronlet - Awarded $10,000 on January 15, 2012
15-01-2012 - Dusky Starfronlet

Monitoring endangered bird species and establishing the biodiversity value of the Mesenia-Paramillo Nature Reserve by doing an inventory of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and plants. Prevent negative impacts from communities by establishing suitable alternatives sources of income and developing projects strieving for food governance of the surrounding communities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253118) - Brown headed spider monkey - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Brown headed spider monkey

The Choco Biogeographic Region in northwestern Ecuador (Hot spot), are seriously threatened by hunting, deforestation, poor agricultural and cattle raising practices. The aim of this project is to update the population density data of the most endangered primate in Ecuador, brown-headed spider monkey (CR, UICN 2008). We will also work with local communities for raise awarness the biological richness and conservation of the area.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252811) - Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak) - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak)

Amburana cearensis was a common tree of the piedmont forest of the Southern Yungas of northwestern Argentina. Due to its excellent wood it is very desirable by timber industries. However, A. cearensis has been overexploited by unsustainable timber logging that completely removed large trees and depleted stocks, and timber management did not assure its regeneration. The species is categorized as Endangered by IUCN.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052385) - Red Crested Tree Rat - Awarded $5,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Red Crested Tree Rat

The Santa Marta Toro (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) is a poorly known arboreal mammal with only two known specimens over 100 years old. The species is Critically Endangered due to small distribution and loss of habitat in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This study aims to determine the distribution, population size, and natural history of the species in light of the 2011 observation at El Dorado.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253176) - Falkland Nassauvia - Awarded $12,000 on November 14, 2011
14-11-2011 - Falkland Nassauvia

Nassauvia falklandica is a Critically Endangered sub-shrub, endemic to the Falklands. Only known at two locations and in small numbers this project enables vital field work to be undertaken in the remote hills of West Falkland. Botanical surveys will target sites identified using MaxEnt habitat suitability modelling and GoogleEarth imagery. The overall aim is to seek further populations, assess each site and inform conservation planning.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052370) - aspília - Awarded $2,500 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - aspília

The phenological study Aspilia grazielae was instrumental in the establishment of a strategic plan for conservation of the species. Since we now know the reproductive pattern of the species will be possible to implement a program that has as main purpose contributing to the conservation of sites where the species occurs, as well as the relocation of individuals obtained from seeds extracted in preserved areas.

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