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. 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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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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