1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 314 grants constituting a total donation of $2,889,796 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925555) - Yellow-shouldered parrot - Awarded $24,900 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Yellow-shouldered parrot

The overall objective of this project is to decrease the extinction risk of the yellow-shouldered parrot by protecting the Margarita Island population in Venezuela. For several years, we have recruited and trained local people to conduct nest monitoring and protection only in one location. With this project we hope to increase the impact of our work by expanding the protection activities to a second site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925644) - White-lipped peccary - Awarded $15,000 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - White-lipped peccary

The project evaluates how the ecology and movements of the threatened white-lipped peccaries are being affected by fragmentation of habitats in the Pantanal’s plateau and floodplain regions. By comparing high and low cattle-impacted sites, we will identify biodiversity losses, identify ecological corridors between the Pantanal highlands and basin, and promote sustainable cattle ranching practices to prevent further deforestation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925808) - Geoffroy's Woolly Monkey - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Geoffroy's Woolly Monkey

In accordance with IUCN Red List, Lagothrix cana is listed as Endangered, given that at least a 50% of its population has declined in the last 45 years. We intend to determine the conservation status of the species in two conservation units in the Amazon basin, assessing the human impact as its threat and providing conservational education to local population.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925323) - Southern Muriqui  - Awarded $10,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Southern Muriqui

This project main objective is to start mapping the distribution and determine the conservation status of the extant wild populations of the endangered southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides), in the Atlantic forest remnants of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. São Paulo State harbors the most significant remnants of the Biome which the subjects study´s species is endemic.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925185) - Northern Pudu - Awarded $15,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Northern Pudu

To analyse and compare genetically and morphologically the two allopatric populations of Pudu mephistophiles, and the population of Pudu puda. Verify in the field the separation of both Pudu mehistophiles populations, and the separation with Mazama chunyi.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925159) - Great Green Macaw - Awarded $15,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Great Green Macaw

The project includes the search for and monitoring of populations of the endangered Great Green Macaw in the Cordillera Chongon-Colonche near the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. A special emphasis is placed on locating nests in endangered dry tropical forest as well as constructing, placing and monitoring of artificial nest boxes to help bolster the macaw population in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925712) - Long-whiskered Owlet - Awarded $25,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Long-whiskered Owlet

ABC and its partner ECOAN successfully purchased the 25 ha “La Cumbre” property at Abra Patricia Reserve for the protection of the Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet. The “La Cumbre” property is especially important as it protects the main water source for the reserve.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905182) - Lake Junin Frog - Awarded $4,900 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Lake Junin Frog

General concern on amphibian’s present situation is not only based on the decline of its species. It is necessary to know more about the threats they are facing to establish successful conservation programs. Lake of Junin frog lacks of that information. The present study shows the different human’s related factors affecting this frog and come up with recommendations for future SMART strategies for the species

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925573) - Jaguar or Yaguareté - Awarded $16,781 on August 27, 2009
27-08-2009 - Jaguar or Yaguareté

The general objective of this project is to study the ecology of the jaguar and the puma in the Argentine Chaco, including distribution, density, prey availability and sympatric relations between the two species. I work at three sites in the semi-arid Chaco of Argentina, comparing the different levels and types of human interference and determining the principal conservation problems facing these species in the region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925400) - Blue Whale - Awarded $25,000 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Blue Whale

The Alfaguara (blue whale) Project has contributed important scientific information on the species, making it one of the best known populations of blue whales in southern hemisphere. The project is a successful replicable integral model which innovative approach for nature conservation is increasing local capacities and involving coastal communities in the conservation process, while promoting sustainable development of high quality ecotourism.

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