2,616Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 377 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,738,949.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052454) - Javan Hawk Eagle - Awarded $4,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Javan Hawk Eagle

Locality records of Javan Hawk –Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) are not only in conservation area but also recorded in non-conservation area. One of the area is on forested area along Pekalongan Regency. From the survey, the Javan Hawk-Eagle is recorded in four locations are: Jolotigo, Tinalum, Linggoasri and Mendolo. Number populations of JHE in the areas estimated approximately on 9-11 individuals or 3-4 pairs.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052482) - Giant Ibis - Awarded $20,000 on June 29, 2011
29-06-2011 - Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis, Thaumatibis gigantea, and White-shouldered Ibis, Pseudibis davisoni, are Critically Endangered species now almost entirely confined to dry forests of north and east Cambodia. The main reason for the decline of these large water bird species is habitat destruction. Saving the species from extinction require more participation from local communities. In Western Siem Pang of Cambodia, BirdLife International Cambodia Programme ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252195) - Brazilian Merganser - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Brazilian Merganser

The Brazilian Merganser and the Purple-winged Ground-dove (Critically endangered-CR) live in one of the most endangered areas on Earth, the Atlantic Forest, where over 90% of the forest has dissapeared resulting in a severe impact on these species. Both were lastly seen more tan 10 years ago in Paraguay. Our Project aims to search for the species in areas they used to inhabit.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252199) - African Penguin - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - African Penguin

African Penguins are Endangered and their population is decreasing rapidly. Our project, the first of its kind, aims to track adult penguins to discover where they go outside the breeding season when it is vital that they find enough food to gain body condition. We will then be able to identify the threats they face at this time and implement appropriate management strategies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252186) - Beck's Petrel - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Beck's Petrel

This project completed the first targeted search for the currently unknown breeding grounds of Beck's Petrel Pseudobulweria becki. At a coastal location by New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, the single greatest aggregation of Beck's Petrel ever recorded was encountered in March 2012. Over 100 birds seen close to land are a strong indication that the species breeds at adjacent Mount Agil, New Ireland's highest peak.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252133) - Bengal Florican - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Bengal Florican

The Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis is a Critically Endangered bird reliant on remnant alluvial grasslands in Cambodia, northeast India and Nepal. >60% of the world population are found in Cambodia where WCS are supporting traditional agricultural practices that maintain suitable grassland habitat for the florican. Through forming and training community management committees threats to grassland habitat in Bengal Florican Conservation ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251439) - Mao or Ma'oma'o - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Mao or Ma'oma'o

In 2006 the Government of Samoa developed a recovery plan for the Mao. This Project is directly aimed at addressing the plan’s objectives to find out vital information needed to design programmes for population recovery. This study will provide information on spatial use, breeding and feeding ecology,and initial demographic information such as rates of reproduction and causes of mortality.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051316) - Taita Apalis - Awarded $3,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Taita Apalis

Apalis fuscigularis is one of the rarest birds in the world, with a population of

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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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