1,982Grants to

1,308(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 308 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,936,132.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

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. 0925803) - Ludwig's Bustard - Awarded $20,000 on December 07, 2009
07-12-2009 - Ludwig's Bustard

Ludwig’s Bustard is a poorly known bird that is under threat from a single source of anthropogenic mortality – collision with overhead power lines. Our project aims to find out more about the impacts of collisions on this long lived species, and investigate ways to mitigate them through censuses, mortality surveys, satellite tracking, line marking experimentation and studying the visual capacity of collision prone species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925159) - Great Green Macaw - Awarded $15,000 on November 25, 2009
25-11-2009 - Great Green Macaw

The project includes the search for and monitoring of populations of the endangered Great Green Macaw in the Cordillera Chongon-Colonche near the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. A special emphasis is placed on locating nests in endangered dry tropical forest as well as constructing, placing and monitoring of artificial nest boxes to help bolster the macaw population in the wild.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925712) - Long-whiskered Owlet - Awarded $25,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Long-whiskered Owlet

ABC and its partner ECOAN successfully purchased the 25 ha “La Cumbre” property at Abra Patricia Reserve for the protection of the Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet. The “La Cumbre” property is especially important as it protects the main water source for the reserve.

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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. 0925679) - Southern Ground Hornbill - Awarded $20,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Southern Ground Hornbill

The Project Mission is to reverse the decline of the Southern Ground Hornbill (SGH) (Bucorvus leadbeateri) population in Africa by 2020, and start a population data collection on the Northern Ground Hornbill (NGH) (Bucorvus abyssinicus).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925671) - Northern Rockhopper Penguin - Awarded $12,495 on October 12, 2009
12-10-2009 - Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Nightingale's main Rockhopper Penguin rookery was under threat from habitat loss. Seals were encroaching and subsidence created deep pits in which penguins fell and died. This project has provided a simple fence and the pits in which penguins fell were filled in and made safe. The profile of these endangered penguins has been raised. More penguins are surviving as a direct result of this project.

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