2,334Grants to


South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 384 grants constituting a total donation of $3,631,877 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251559) - Scalloped hammerhead shark - Awarded $25,000 on October 04, 2010
04-10-2010 - Scalloped hammerhead shark

The Malpelo Island, declared World Heritage Site, represent for numerous pelagic species a huge aggregation place for cleaning, feeding, mating and resting in their Pacific migration routes. The main objective of the project is to determine movements and migratory patterns of Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, with acoustic telemetry, a valuable tool to understand the ecology and distribution of sharks.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925771) - Harlequin Frog - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Harlequin Frog

Here we are presenting a specific project to study the causes of decline on three species of harlequin toads.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925643) - Cauca guan - Awarded $15,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Cauca guan

Cauca Guan is a threatened endemic species to Colombia with only four population centers confirmed. This project aims 1) to design and implement participative, sustainable and effective surveillance programs at two localities and 2) to assessed population status at one of the unevaluated localities.

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