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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925378) - Black-faced Lion Tamarin - Awarded $24,983 on June 29, 2009
29-06-2009 - Black-faced Lion Tamarin

This project was a relevant part on the effort of the “Black-faced Lion Tamarin Conservation Program” to change the species critically endangered status through integrating Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development. Outcomes from this project are going to be relevant to improve management design and conservation strategies to the tamarins’ and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905336) - Brown-headed Spider Monkey - Awarded $5,000 on June 18, 2009
18-06-2009 - Brown-headed Spider Monkey

The Natural Park Munchique, one of the government protected areas in the Tropical Andes, is threatened by the conversion of forests into crops and hunting pressure. The present´s work purpose is to conduct a participative monitoring of large mammals with human communities, which collects information about the actual state of health of the ecosystems, determine abundance indexes, habitat uses, and the effect of human activities.

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