2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925516) - Commerson´s dolphin  - Awarded $20,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Commerson´s dolphin

We identified the boundaries for management units for four key species in the Argentine Sea affected by human activities (mortality in fisheries, unregulated tourism and oil and gas exploration at sea): Commerson´s dolphin, dusky dolphin, South American fur seal and South American sea lion. The Southwestern Atlantic has been one of the most impacted marine environments in the last two decades by fisheries.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905276) - Strong-tailed Oldfield Mouse - Awarded $5,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Strong-tailed Oldfield Mouse

The diversity and richness along the altitudinal gradient change depending of the heterogeneity of the habitat. I research the relation of the environmental factors and distribution of the species in seven localities along the gradient of Pampa Hermosa River, Junín, Peru. I report 34 species, the redicovery of Marmosops juninensis and the range extended of Monodelphis gardneri. Also, I found corelation with their habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051040) - Giant otter - Awarded $4,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - Giant otter

Giant otter groups have been monitored by telemetry in the Vermelho and Miranda rivers in the Southern Pantanal and this work has provided valuable information about the biology of this threatened species as well as highlighting the need for data critical to its conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005876) - San Martin Titi Monkey - Awarded $5,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - San Martin Titi Monkey

The goal of the peruvian NGO Proyecto Mono Tocón is to protect the endemic and critically endangered San Martin Titi Monkey (Callicebus oenanthe). Additional research and conservation activities are being developped for other peruvian primate species. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925632) - Quimbaya harlequin frog - Awarded $15,000 on June 07, 2010
07-06-2010 - Quimbaya harlequin frog

This project aims to conduct survey work to establish the presence/status of three Critically Endangered amphibians (Atelopus quimbaya, Atelopus chocoensis, Atelopus pictiventris), with a particular focus on the first two species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905651) - Andean cat - Awarded $4,375 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Andean cat

We contributed to build the Laboratory of Parasitology in the Bolivian Collection of Fauna, by equipping it with laboratory and computer equipment to conduct parasitology analysis, diet estimation and establishing a data base. Our major goal is to establish a Program for studying the trophic and parasitic relationships between high Andean carnivores and their rodent prey, aiming the conservation of the Andean cat and its habitat.

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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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