1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

Oceania

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 98 grants constituting a total donation of $1,053,030 for species conservation projects based in Oceania.

Conservation Case Studies in Oceania

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259217) - Red-finned Blue-eye - Awarded $15,000 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Red-finned Blue-eye

Saving the Red-finned Blue Eye fish: Bush Heritage Australia is working to save the world’s only population of the critically endangered red-finned blue-eye fish from extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259067) - Christmas Island giant gecko - Awarded $15,670 on September 16, 2014
16-09-2014 - Christmas Island giant gecko

Saving the reptiles of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. This research aims to identify and inform control of threatening processes causing catastrophic reptile declines on Christmas Island. This research will support future reintroductions of two critically-endangered reptiles, now presumed extinct in the wild, and prevent the last remaining species found in the wild, the endangered giant gecko, from going extinct.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258551) - black robin - Awarded $10,600 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - black robin

Use of nest boxes to reduce risk of predation in the endangered Chatham Island black robin

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058475) - Snake eyed skink - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Snake eyed skink

Cryptic Crypto's: Taxonomic assessment to identify species diversity and prevent further species loss in Cryptoblepharus skinks

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257783) - Norfolk Island Parakeet - Awarded $18,985 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Norfolk Island Parakeet

Safe nesting sites are a limiting factor for This proTasman parakeets. Introduced crimson rosellas and starlings compete aggressively for these, while introduced rats and cats prey on eggs, chicks and nesting females at vulnerable nests. Using motion-sensitive cameras on modified nests, this project closely monitor breeding activities of parakeets to guide intervention. Since the onset of this project, the number of successful nests has doubled.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257518) - Curryfish - Awarded $6,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Curryfish

Tropical sea cucumbers are harvested for the "bêche-de-mer" product (dried body wall). Due to the severe lack of knowledge on the biology and ecology of many sea cucumbers, they are in a perilous state of conservation. Populations are rapidly declining worldwide, with over 70% of tropical sea cucumber fisheries deemed exploited and depleted. We wish to better understand their population dynamics and ecosystem function.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13254711) - Huon tree kangaroo - Awarded $11,500 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Huon tree kangaroo

The YUS Conservation Area on Papua New Guinea’s Huon Peninsula contains one of the world’s largest intact cloud forests. A holistic conservation organization, Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program supports habitat protection for a range of endangered species including the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, as well as initiatives supporting the needs of indigenous populations. Building a team of local conservation Rangers supports communities in making ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256868) - Queensland lungfish - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Queensland lungfish

The project seeks to contribute new scientific knowledge necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of, the endangered Australian lungfish. First, stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen of fish scales will provide the first ever investigation of century-long trends in lungfish trophic ecology. Second, spatiotemporal patterns of lungfish resource use will be examined to inform management actions and identify rehabilitation ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256663) - Freshwater Sawfish - Awarded $11,400 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Freshwater Sawfish

Searching for the critically endangered Freshwater sawfish in an Eastern Cape York river. The freshwater sawfish (Pristis pristis) was once found on Australia’s east coast but has not been recorded for many years. With the help of traditional owners we will use underwater cameras and gillnets to investigate reports that freshwater sawfish inhabit the untouched rivers of eastern Cape York.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256662) - Trapdoor spider - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Trapdoor spider

Cantuaria are ancient trapdoor spiders that live only in New Zealand. Their small, dense populations are found in undisturbed patches of grassland and forest. As spiderlings, each builds a burrow and remains inside for its entire life. The patchy distribution of Cantuaria, and their inability to travel far, may make them unable to recover from habitat loss and fragmentation due to human activity.

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