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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257803) - Cherry-throated Tanager - Awarded $10,750 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Cherry-throated Tanager

The Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager is endemic of the montane Atlantic Forest of Espírito Santo state in Brazil. In the last years SAVE Brasil has been working in partnership with the Government lobbying for the creation of public and private protected areas in the region. The project is also engaging communities to bring pride to the local people for housing this unique species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257694) - Andean Cat - Awarded $6,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Andean Cat

The Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) is an endangered small wildcat inhabiting the high Andean plateau of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. This project will establish a long-term camera trap monitoring network for Andean Cat populations in the altiplano of the Northern Macrozone in Chile. Systematic monitoring will allow assessing ecologically important data, population trends and threats, and identifying priority areas for conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13057540) - Rana arborícola del Socopó - Awarded $2,550 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Rana arborícola del Socopó

We want to improve occurrence probability estimates, and evaluate habitat conditions of Dendropsophus amicorum, an endemic and data deficient amphibian species from Venezuela. We will implement visual encounter, and automatic recorder surveys in nocturnal line-transects at their type locality, Cerro Socopó, which is a small and isolated mountain that represents a relict of non-protected cloud forest at central-west region of the country.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257902) - Cerrobravo Frog - Awarded $6,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Cerrobravo Frog

Cerrobravo frog is known only from the type locality at the volcano Cerrobravo of Tolima, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia. This frog is critically endangered due to habitat destruction, restricted distribution and agricultural development. Therefore we propose to research about distribution and biology in order to suggest strategies for its conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256483) - Neotropical otter - Awarded $8,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Neotropical otter

The neotropical otter is one of the least studied otter species due to its discrete behavior and consequent low detectability in natural environment. This situation is aggravated in northeast region of Brazil, which appears as a gap in neotropical otters current distribution maps. This project aims to increase the knowledge related to Lontra longicaudis and its habitat preferences in northeastern Brazil, contributing to its conservation.

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