2,041Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 316 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,002,132.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925834) - Egyptian Vulture - Awarded $15,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Egyptian Vulture

There are 11 vulture species in Africa most of which are threatened by several anthropogenic factors. This project intends to contribute towards vulture conservation in Africa through: (1) undertaking baseline surveys Malawi and Zimbabwe; and (2) Education and awareness (printing a vulture colouring book; Carrying out focused education and awareness programmes, targeted at various interest groups, to reduce persecution, poisoning and hunting for ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925816) - Long-wattled Umbrellabird - Awarded $15,000 on December 08, 2010
08-12-2010 - Long-wattled Umbrellabird

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is endemic of the Choco bioregion and it is classified as vulnerable. In Colombia its populations have declined because of deforestation and habitat loss in the Chocó bioregion. This makes this species prone to extinction. The aim of this project is to provide information about the current population status at the Farallones National Park and to develop conservation and educational actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251550) - Scaly-sided Merganser - Awarded $12,721 on November 07, 2010
07-11-2010 - Scaly-sided Merganser

Saving of endangered Scaly-sided Merganser a fish-eating wood duck, an endemic for far east Russia and NE China is a main goal of the project. Nest box program provided up to 120 ducklings to hatch annually. Surveys on breeding grounds are lasting for 10 years and made a baseline for population trend.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251558) - Clarke's Weaver   - Awarded $20,000 on October 04, 2010
04-10-2010 - Clarke's Weaver

Three years back MBZ (2011) kindly funded a research to discover the breeding site of Clarke's Weaver to Nature Kenya, the Birdlife partner in Kenya. The nest had not been found by the time the grant closed. But the systems that were set up as a result of the grant have finally borne fruit, NESTS WERE FOUND. Many thanks indeed for your support.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251552) - Siberian Crane - Awarded $20,000 on October 03, 2010
03-10-2010 - Siberian Crane

Illegal hunting is the primary cause of the decline of the Critically Endangered Siberian Crane. This project promoted widespread public education to hunters in Central Asian countries to improve understanding and protection of Siberian Cranes and their habitats. Relationships were fostered with hunters, who are inspired by the cranes’ beauty and plight, correctly identify the species, choose to avoid hunting cranes, and report sightings.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251054) - Malherbe's parakeet - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Malherbe's parakeet

The Malherbe's parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) is the rarest parakeet in New Zealand. Since 2005, a number of small island populations have been established via translocation, but little information is available on their population size at these sites. With support from MBZ the first study on their numbers has been completed, an important step towards a more integral management of the species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925790) - Shoebill - Awarded $8,700 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Shoebill

Shoebill is one of the rarest wetland specialist birds of sub-Saharan Africa. Its population in Tanzania is in low hundreds, this project study its ecology in western Tanzania. We look at its habitat selection for foraging, nesting and survey its distribution extent in all suspect sites. We are also interested to study the effect of anthropogenic activities such as fire, grazing and fishing.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925787) - Basra Reed Warbler - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Basra Reed Warbler

Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus grisseldis), listed as endangered is facing serious conservation problems with developers planning to transform nearly 50,000 acres of its wintering site (Tana River Delta) into sugarcane plantations, rice and biofuel production. The study aims to establish its population status, evaluate the potential threats affecting their population and possible adoption of economically viable land use practices compatible ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925616) - Asian Great Bustard - Awarded $15,000 on September 30, 2010
30-09-2010 - Asian Great Bustard

The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a steppe-dwelling bird and the heaviest bird capable of flight. The objectives of our project are to locate remnant populations of Great Bustard, quantify habitat use, trace migratory patterns, and identify sources of mortality, while building local research capacity and engaging local people in the research and conservation of this charismatic species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905700) - William's Lark - Awarded $5,000 on August 19, 2010
19-08-2010 - William's Lark

This study was to undertake population survey and environmental threat assessment of Williams’ Lark, Mirafra williamsi, in and around Shaba National Reserve IBA. Specific objectives were to investigate the population parameters; size and local density, and environmental conditions in the reserve. The research was conducted at rocky lava plains with scattered grasses in Shaba reserve and its environs.

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