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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 119 grants constituting a total donation of $1,334,577 for species conservation projects based in Oceania.

Conservation Case Studies in Oceania

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925727) - Tiger shark - Awarded $14,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Tiger shark

Within Australian waters, biological and historical catch analysis of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) remains data deficient, and there is urgent need of appropriate conservation and management arrangements to be developed for the species. The aim of this research is to examine the life history, ecology and population structure of tiger sharks in east coast Australian and broader South Pacific waters.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925483) - Wedge-tailed eagle - Awarded $15,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Wedge-tailed eagle

Data from this study suggests that eagles may breed irregularly or may frequently move about within territories occupying various nests. This study also suggests that although the duration of breeding phases may be similar between years, the timing of breeding in the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle may vary considerably between years. If these trends continue, they will have implications for future eagle habitat management

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251270) - Mary River turtle - Awarded $15,000 on June 10, 2010
10-06-2010 - Mary River turtle

In order to increase the population of the endangered Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus)Tiaro Landcare Group are monitoring key nesting banks in the Mary River, Queensland, Australia. Individual clutches are identified and protected. This will greatly reduce the impact of predators. Our group is working with a PhD candidate from the University of Queensland who is researching the nesting biology of this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925477) - Tasmanian long-eared bat - Awarded $15,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Tasmanian long-eared bat

This project is studying how forest loss influences micro bat species composition and habitat use in timber production areas on the island of Tasmania, Australia. We are focusing on the Tasmanian long-eared bat, which is endemic to the island but of which little is known.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925307) - Great Hammerhead Shark - Awarded $15,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Great Hammerhead Shark

This project is investigating the movements and migrations of the Endangered great hammerhead shark. This project is being conducted along the east-coast of Australia. At present, no migration information is available in regard to this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925809) - Tuamotu Kingfisher   - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Tuamotu Kingfisher

The Tuamotu Kingfisher is restricted to the Island of Niau in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia, in the South Pacific. The kingfisher population is estimated at 120 individuals and is listed as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Conservation actions include assessing the impact of invasive species, identifying islands for introduction and raising community awareness.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925361) - Scott's Tree Kangaroo (Tenkile) - Awarded $15,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Scott's Tree Kangaroo (Tenkile)

The Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) is a conservation NGO establishing in Papua New Guinea. TCA works to save the critically endangered Tenkile (Scott's Tree Kangaroo) and Weimang (Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo) from extinction. TCA is establishing the Torricelli Mountain Range (where the Tenkile and Weimang are found) as a legally protected Conservation Area. TCA works directly with 39 villages, approximately 10,000 people.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925684) - Fiji Petrel - Awarded $20,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Fiji Petrel

The Fiji Petrel is one of the world’s rarest seabirds whose continued existence was only confirmed in 1984 with the first ever at-sea photographs taken in 2009. Currently NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is building the conservation management capacity of a cadre of local community members by focusing on the Collared Petrel as a surrogate species until such time as it can be applied to Fiji Petrel.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925702) - Yellow Fatu - Awarded $20,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Yellow Fatu

Pitcairn Island in situ conservation backed by ex situ conservation and experimental collections in Ireland. Conservation of Abutilon pitcairnense Fosberg (P)Yellow Fatu.

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