1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 296 grants constituting a total donation of $2,726,346 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258526) - Greenback Parrotfish - Awarded $7,950 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Greenback Parrotfish

Conservation of the endemic and endangered parrotfish Scarus tripsonosus in Brazilian water - Research and community based actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258691) - Galápagos land snail - Awarded $15,000 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Galápagos land snail

Facilitating conservation action for an IUCN Endangered snail species by assessing its population status on Floreana Island, Galápagos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255302) - Ringed storm petrel - Golondrina de la tempestad de collar - Awarded $5,900 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Ringed storm petrel - Golondrina de la tempestad de collar

The Ringed Storm Petrel Project has been carrying rescue and release actions of these pelagic birds that were grounded in different urban places of the Peruvian coast. This is a data deficient species, its breeding sites are unknown; that is why we also have been working with the collect information of morphological and landing data.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257994) - Ecuadorian Tapaculo, El Oro Tapaculo - Awarded $4,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Ecuadorian Tapaculo, El Oro Tapaculo

The endemic Ecuadorian Tapaculo is heavily threatened by loss and fragmentation of its habitat, the pre-montane cloud forests of southwestern Ecuador. In our project, we combine results from landscape genetics analyses and habitat assessments to restore functional connectivity for the remaining populations of the Ecuadorian Tapaculo.

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