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. 11252278) - ibiribá-rana - Awarded $10,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - ibiribá-rana

The goal of our project is to determine the conservation status of the 20 native species of the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae) in the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil. Ten of those species are rare and in danger of extinction. We are now analyzing the collection localities of the rare species to determine how near to suitable habitat individuals of the species are located.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251770) - Dendroseris neriifolia - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Dendroseris neriifolia

Juan Fernandez Islands biodiversity has both highly levels of endemism and extinction threat. Currently, from 133 endemic species of vascular flora, more than 70% are globally listed as endangered. Eight species are been classified as extinct and 52 Critically Endangered. This project aims to develope management conservation plan to prevent extinctions of 8 CR Juan Fernandez plant species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252181) - Liver-oil shark - Awarded $6,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Liver-oil shark

As top predators chondrichthyans are key components of their marine ecosystem and are vulnerable to fishing pressure. The aim of the project is to identify habitat uses, vertical movements and regional migrations of Galeorhinus galeus and Atlantoraja castelnaui using satellite technology. Behaviour, environmental variables, primary production and the commercial fishery fleet movements will be linked in a GIS to build new conservation and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252195) - Brazilian Merganser - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Brazilian Merganser

The Brazilian Merganser and the Purple-winged Ground-dove (Critically endangered-CR) live in one of the most endangered areas on Earth, the Atlantic Forest, where over 90% of the forest has dissapeared resulting in a severe impact on these species. Both were lastly seen more tan 10 years ago in Paraguay. Our Project aims to search for the species in areas they used to inhabit.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251015) - Rancho Grande harlequin frog - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Rancho Grande harlequin frog

Atelopus cruciger is a critically endangered frog believed to be extinct until recent sightings revealed populations at four sites. The presence of a fungus in the last specimens before the species disappeared in 1986 suggested a fungal disease as the most likely cause of its decline. This study aims to estimate demographic and epidemiological parameters in one of these populations to asses its viability.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025955) - Giant South American turtle - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Giant South American turtle

This project aims to contribute to conservation of three endangered species of Amazon River turtles. We seek to achieve this goal by: generating appropriation for conservation and building capacity of local conservation groups in indigenous communities of Colombia and Peru; direct conservation actions by the local conservation groups with support of environmental authorities from both countries; and awareness-raising among participating and ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025921) - Geoffroy's sideneck turtle - Awarded $20,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Geoffroy's sideneck turtle

The conservation status of the 3 three described species of the Phrynops geoffroanus group and the 10 or more undescribed species in this complex are not known. Because of the delicate nature of freshwater turtles some of these species may be facing extinction now before they have even been identified. We are conducting molecular studies to define these new species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925815) - White-Bellied Spider Monkey - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - White-Bellied Spider Monkey

An recently initiated long-term study on frugivory by Ateles belzebuth will obtain relevant ecological data for the conservation of this endangered species. We intend to get information on food availability and use as well as identify possible predictors of white-bellied spider monkeys abundance. These informations will help to prioritize areas for future management and outline effective conservation strategies to ensure the species' protection.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925816) - Long-wattled Umbrellabird - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2010
08-12-2010 - Long-wattled Umbrellabird

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is endemic of the Choco bioregion and it is classified as vulnerable. In Colombia its populations have declined because of deforestation and habitat loss in the Chocó bioregion. This makes this species prone to extinction. The aim of this project is to provide information about the current population status at the Farallones National Park and to develop conservation and educational actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251570) - Brown howler monkeys - Awarded $5,000 on October 12, 2010
12-10-2010 - Brown howler monkeys

This project is aimed at assessing the current population status and the main threats affecting a small and poorly known population of brown howler monkeys in the Atlantic Forest of Northeastern Argentina, after a yellow fever epidemics occurred in 2008-2009. The information gathered will be used to develop an effective conservation strategy for the species in this region.

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