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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025975) - Egyptian Vulture - Awarded $20,000 on March 01, 2010
01-03-2010 - Egyptian Vulture

Through expeditions in collaboration with local partners, the project aims to determine the population number and threats for the migrating population of the Egyptian Vultures from the Palearctic in their main wintering areas in East Africa, to create human capacity and ensure proper design of the future conservation activities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005578) - White-shouldered Ibis - Awarded $4,996 on February 16, 2010
16-02-2010 - White-shouldered Ibis

The University of East Anglia is investigating the conservation biology of White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni). In this project we are investigating the role of natural vs human predation at ibis nests, and the most effect means of protecting nests. We are employing nest guards and installing nest cameras at nests in Western Siem Pang IBA, Cambodia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1005917) - Javan Hawk Eagle - Awarded $4,500 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Javan Hawk Eagle

Javan Hawk Eagle is endemic raptor in Java and include in endangered species in IUCN list. Indonesia government protects and decided this bird as national symbol. In the nature, this bird very useful to identify environments condition. One of the latest habitats is Salak Mountain. The objectives of this project are to survey population and distribution of Javan Hawk Eagle in Salak Mountain.

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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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