2,504Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 369 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,622,249.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

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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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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