2,742Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 389 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,878,776.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251119) - Grenada Dove - Awarded $20,000 on August 04, 2010
04-08-2010 - Grenada Dove

The Grenada Dove is listed as an A1 Globally Critically Endangered Species due to its extremely small and fragmented population which has declined primarily due to habitat loss, estimated at 136 individuals (Rusk 2008). Its habitat is limited to 2 areas on Grenada. This project aims to gather breeding and nesting data to inform conservation and management decisions by the Government of Grenada.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925643) - Cauca guan - Awarded $15,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Cauca guan

Cauca Guan is a threatened endemic species to Colombia with only four population centers confirmed. This project aims 1) to design and implement participative, sustainable and effective surveillance programs at two localities and 2) to assessed population status at one of the unevaluated localities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925483) - Wedge-tailed eagle - Awarded $15,000 on July 13, 2010
13-07-2010 - Wedge-tailed eagle

Data from this study suggests that eagles may breed irregularly or may frequently move about within territories occupying various nests. This study also suggests that although the duration of breeding phases may be similar between years, the timing of breeding in the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle may vary considerably between years. If these trends continue, they will have implications for future eagle habitat management

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051333) - Turner's Eremomela - Awarded $4,000 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Turner's Eremomela

We surveyed Turner's Eremomela and other birds on the more disturbed western end of South Nandi forest, Kenya and sampled birds just outside forest to assess how far forest birds disperse towards neighbouring Kakamega forest. Results showed lower T. Eremomela records, lower overall bird diversity and species richness, and lower general habitat quality on this side, but higher higher human-disturbance than on the eastern side of forest. Only large ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051324) - Egyptian vulture - Awarded $5,000 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Egyptian vulture

Project aimed for conservation the Imperial Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Lesser Kestrel in Azerbaijan throughout creation of network of local people for conservation of main sites for these species. Posters and brochure about target species will be distributed during field survey and discussions.Received data will be used for identification most improptant sites for these species and possible creating of new protected areas.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905647) - Egyptian vulture - Awarded $5,000 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Egyptian vulture

Our project aims to protect Aras and Arpacay valleys that host Turkey's 4 species of vultures. We try to understand their breeding, wintering and migration patterns so that we can propose a species action plan for either the protection of the species and their habitats. We use satellite telemetry for tracking Egyptian Vultures which is a globally endangered species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925555) - Yellow-shouldered parrot - Awarded $24,900 on June 06, 2010
06-06-2010 - Yellow-shouldered parrot

The overall objective of this project is to decrease the extinction risk of the yellow-shouldered parrot by protecting the Margarita Island population in Venezuela. For several years, we have recruited and trained local people to conduct nest monitoring and protection only in one location. With this project we hope to increase the impact of our work by expanding the protection activities to a second site.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025976) - Madagascar Pochard - Awarded $24,852 on March 02, 2010
02-03-2010 - Madagascar Pochard

This long-term project will save the Madagascar pochard from the brink of extinction. Just 20 individuals remain in the wild, restricted to one location. A captive-breeding and a research programme have been established. Working with local communities, birds will be released within the species’ former range. The project will also serve to encourage wider conservation of Malagasy wetlands for the benefit of people and wildlife.

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