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. 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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056734) - Somuncura frog - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Somuncura frog

The Valcheta frog (Pleurodema somuncurensis) is a Critically Endangered species that inhabits the thermal springs of the Valcheta stream (Somuncura plateau, Patagonia-Argentina). With a distributional range of less than 20km2, this species are facing several threats that make its population in deline. The goal of this project is to promote effective conservation of the Valcheta frog and its habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256807) - Red-bellied toad  - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Red-bellied toad

Melanophryniscus admirabilis is a splendid, Critically Endangered species, with a highly restricted distribution, endemic to one location. The species distribution is located in a region particularly vulnerable. Our project aims to generate data on population size, reproductive ecology and genetic variability and structure, which are key factors to establish management priorities and standards procedures for monitoring this highly threatened ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13254964) - Chilenito - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Chilenito

The present study aims to explore the demographic tendencies of Eriosyce chilensis, a species distributed in an extremely narrow coastal strip in the Mediterranean zone at central Chile. To infer the demographic tendencies of E. chilensis we will conduct detailed mapping of the species distribution, filogeographic analyses and reproductive experiments. spatial, genetic and experimental tools.

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