2,094Grants to

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 228 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,695,490.

Amphibian Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257601) - Locust Coqui (Eng), Coqui Martillito (Spanish)  - Awarded $5,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Locust Coqui (Eng), Coqui Martillito (Spanish)

This project is a baseline amphibian survey of 700 acres of second-growth forest in Patillas, Puerto Rico. The project site consists of two remote mountain valleys that have never been surveyed for amphibians.

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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. 13056384) - Das’s Dwarf Toad - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Das’s Dwarf Toad

Distribution, life history, tadpoles, vocalization, habitat requirements and their 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. 13056093) - Flea Toad - Awarded $2,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Flea Toad

We sampled eight mountains in Southern Bahia, Brazil, in search of the Flea-Toad, the smallest amphibian of the American continent, described in 2012 from the Serra Bonita. Despite extensive sampling activity we only managed to find the Flea-Toad on the Serra das Lontras mountain, a National Park neighbouring Serra Bonita. However during the fieldworks 14 new frog species were discovered.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255863) - Holdridge's Toad - Awarded $7,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Holdridge's Toad

Holdridge’s Toad is endemic to Costa Rica’s cloud forest. They suffered a dramatic decline and were last observed in 1984, it was recently rediscovered after 25 years since its last observation. This project aim to know potential threats like of Bd, small population size and lack of protection of the site, for to know the current conservation status.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255440) - Harlequin mantella - Awarded $24,971 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Harlequin mantella

Globally, amphibians are threatened by the fungal disease chytridiomycosis, which is killing frogs around the world. To date, it has not been found on Madagascar which is home to over 400 species of frogs. This project will sample Madagascar amphibians to select effective probiotics in order to develop a proactive conservation response for the impending arrival of the deadly amphibian pathogen in Madagascar.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13055637) - Gorgan Salamander - Awarded $2,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Gorgan Salamander

This project works on informing local people engaged with Cave Salamander (Paradactylodon gorganensis) which is an endemic species to Iran (family Hynobiidae) . This species is listed as a Critically Endangered species in IUCN red list. Another aspect of this project is training professions of the Department of Environment(DOE), university professors and students and teachers to help us in teaching local people in near future.

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