2,453Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 364 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,563,099.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

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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