2,801Grants to

1,734(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 477 grants constituting a total donation of $4,451,611 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532023) - Vellozia sessilis  - Awarded $5,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Vellozia sessilis

Searching for Vellozia sessilis, a charismatic plant endemic to the highlands of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532256) - Andean tiger cat - Awarded $8,500 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Andean tiger cat

Small wild cats in the metropolis: conservation of the Andean tiger cat in threatened reserves of the Colombian Coffee Region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232531493) - Lamelloporus americanus - Awarded $13,000 on May 03, 2023
03-05-2023 - Lamelloporus americanus

Latin America Workshop: Promoting conservation of the Latin American Funga through specialists' capacitation and extinction risk assessment of threatened fungi

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232531053) - Starry Night Harlequin toad - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2023
01-05-2023 - Starry Night Harlequin toad

Local partnerships to ensure the conservation of three species of harlequin toads in the Key Biodiversity Area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 230531413) - Northern Tiger cat - Awarded $4,900 on April 27, 2023
27-04-2023 - Northern Tiger cat

Mitigation of threats and adaptation to climate change for Tiger Cat conservation in the seasonally dry forest of northeast Peru

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220530304) - leaf-cutting ant - Awarded $4,926 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - leaf-cutting ant

Improving ecological knowledge and science communication for the conservation of endemic and endangered leaf-cutting ant (Atta robusta) in Brazil.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530589) - Wrightoporia araucariae - Awarded $20,000 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Wrightoporia araucariae

First efforts to preserve Wrightoporia auraucariae, a rare and critically endangered species endemic to Araucaria forests

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530525) - Manganga - Awarded $7,000 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Manganga

Population assessment and conservation status of the magangá Potamobatrachus trispinosus endemic to the Rio Tocantins, Amazon basin, Brazil

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530190) - Trichogenes claviger - Awarded $7,724 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Trichogenes claviger

The objectives of current research are to detect the presence of the Caetés catfish, Trichogenes claviger, in isolated rivers along the upper Rio Caxixe and Rio Fruteiras, tributaries of Rio Itapemirim in Espírito Santo mountains, Brazil. Employng the metabarcoding approach, through environmental DNA. We aim to locate existing populations of this species, figured on the IUCN redlist, as a critically endangered freshwater catfish.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530255) - Pumpkin toadlet - Awarded $8,619 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Pumpkin toadlet

Understanding the role of microclime in future distribution and behaviour of the small pumpkin-toadlet Brachycephalus mirissimus. In this project, we will use acoustic monitoring and modelling to study the role of altitudinal and altitudinal gradient in this microendemic species under climate change scenarios to propose conservation actions.

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