1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 300 grants constituting a total donation of $2,773,296 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510692) - Galapagos Spiny Gladiator Lichen - Awarded $15,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Galapagos Spiny Gladiator Lichen

Assessing Galapagos endemic Lichens for the Global Fungal Red List Initiative: For almost ten years the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands has worked on a species inventory of lichens, a neglected, yet highly diverse group of organisms. Our project now focuses on assessing the conservation status of endemic lichen species in the archipelago, working on the first IUCN red-list of Galapagos Lichens.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510227) - Loyo - Awarded $20,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Loyo

Conservation of threatened fungi in Chile. Our objective is measure the impacts of harvesting on the mycelium, and determine whether different harvesting techniques can play an important role for the survival of Boletus loyo. Also, educate the people of the indigenous communities so they harvest correctly and respectfully towards the species through teaching them what fungi are, and which endangered species live in their forests.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259595) - Carchi Andes Toad - Awarded $3,300 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Carchi Andes Toad

Rediscovery of the Coloma´s Andean toad (Rhaebo colomai) in the Western Andes of Colombian: population study and conservation strategies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14059810) - San Martin titi monkey - Awarded $5,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - San Martin titi monkey

The goal of this pilot study was to assess the impact of habitat destruction on parental care behaviors in San Martin titi monkeys. Level of habitat destruction was determined by habitat connectivity, fruit availability, and intensity of exposure to human activity. Parental care was negatively correlated with level of habitat destruction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259908) - Pampas cat - Awarded $6,080 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Pampas cat

Human-small cat conflict and distribution of Pampas cat (Leopardus colocolo) in the Sechura Desert and in the Seasonally Dry Forest of southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258854) - Black lion tamarin - Awarded $12,500 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Black lion tamarin

A Second Hope: Planning Forest Corridors for the Establishment of the Second Viable Population of Black Lion Tamarins

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258424) - Floreana Mockingbird (also Charles' Mockingbird) - Awarded $12,500 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Floreana Mockingbird (also Charles' Mockingbird)

This project aims at reducing the loss of genetic diversity of the critically endangered Floreana Mockingbird on the islets of Champion and Gardner. This will be achieved in the Phase II of the project which includes a reciprocal translocation of eggs/chicks between remnant populations onto foster nests. We also develop capacity among field staff to monitor Floreana mockingbirds.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14057832) - Carrizal Seedeater - Awarded $2,350 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Carrizal Seedeater

The project: Conservation of endemic Carrizal Seedeater (Amaurospiza carrizalensis) at Lower Caroni River, Venezuela, aims to evaluate this poorly known bird species, which have just few report in its suitable habitat, in order to update its IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status. For this, we have the support of Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana (UNEG), Corporación Eléctrica Nacional -Bolívar (CORPOELEC), and MBZCF.

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