2,334Grants to

1,486(Sub)Species

Oceania

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 107 grants constituting a total donation of $1,175,750 for species conservation projects based in Oceania.

Conservation Case Studies in Oceania

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202523851) - 'ōmāma'o - Awarded $24,900 on April 16, 2020
16-04-2020 - 'ōmāma'o

In order to save the Tahiti monarch from 3 mega colonies (80 ha) of Little Fire Ant, we are trying 4 drone applications (in forest) or ultradiluted fipronil (in houses). Only 15 houses were still positive in 2020 (on 178) and no ant was found in the 17 ha of forest/cliff treated more 2 years after - we are treating 17 ha of forest and the last houses.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521873) - Red Handfish - Awarded $17,750 on September 24, 2019
24-09-2019 - Red Handfish

Conservation of the Red handfish (Thymichthys politus), potentially the world’s rarest marine fish, found only in two small sites in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Through monitoring via the Reef Life Survey program and focus on improving public awareness, this work aims to better inform and direct conservation effort to protect this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521748) - Beck's Petrel - Awarded $7,000 on September 24, 2019
24-09-2019 - Beck's Petrel

Beck's Petrel: finding the first breeding site of a Critically Endangered seabird. "Lost" for over 75 years it's now 12 years since the rediscovery of Beck's Petrel, but it's breeding grounds remain unknown. Facing potential threats from invasive species at its colonies our priority is finding a nest site by working with local communities and researchers in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192520593) - Plains-wanderer - Awarded $10,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Plains-wanderer

Uncovering the movements and habitat use of the genetically unique and critically endangered Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192520234) - Whenua Hou Diving Petrel - Awarded $6,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Whenua Hou Diving Petrel

Integrative conservation of the Whenua Hou Diving Petrel: Rescuing one of New Zealand’s rarest seabirds from extinction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518969) - Tea-tree Fingers - Awarded $15,500 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Tea-tree Fingers

Assessing the conservation status of the most threatened fungi in New Zealand and Australia. An Australasian Fungal Red Listing Workshop will be held in Melbourne, Australia, on 22-26 July 2019. Invitations have been extended to international and Australasian experts, linking to the Global Red List Initiative led by Dahlberg, Krikorev,and Mueller.

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