1,869Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 299 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,849,894.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254922) - Forest Owlet - Awarded $12,500 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - Forest Owlet

Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti is a critically endangered Owl that is endemic to India. So far it has been reported from 2 states in India in isolated populations. Our project will focus on its ecology, demography and extent of its distribution. The findings of the project will be used in planning long-term conservation for the species in India.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254544) - Marsh Seedeater - Awarded $7,000 on September 23, 2012
23-09-2012 - Marsh Seedeater

The Endangered Marsh Seedeater is one of the several “Capuchino” seedeaters of southern South America. The species is threatened due to trapping for bird trade and habitat loss. Our project aims at improving the conservation status of the Marsh Seedeater in Uruguay, focusing on a key breeding area in Uruguay: the Bañados del Este. Raising local awareness is the key to success in our project.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254297) - Hutton's shearwater - Awarded $9,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Hutton's shearwater

Establishing a new colony of endangered Hutton's shearwaters by translocation of chicks from a mountain colony to the Kaikoura Peninsula, New Zealand.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254063) - Taita apalis - Awarded $9,000 on September 20, 2012
20-09-2012 - Taita apalis

The Taita hills are a key biodiversity area, but are threatened by extreme levels of deforestation and human impact. Several endemic species are restricted to a tiny and fragmented range. With this groundbreaking project, we attempt to restore critical habitat by using ecological techniques to reconvert exotic tree plantations into indigenous vegetation, which will provide badly needed new habitat for two Critically Endangered birds.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253565) - Black-capped Petrel - Awarded $5,000 on May 23, 2012
23-05-2012 - Black-capped Petrel

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) set out on an expedition to capture Black-capped Petrels, affix radio transmitters, and track the seabirds to new nesting locations that could be monitored and protected. Unfortunately, we were unable to capture any Black-capped Petrels, but did learn a lot about the difficulties of capturing the seabird and conditions necessary to do so.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12252149) - Dusky Starfronlet - Awarded $10,000 on January 15, 2012
15-01-2012 - Dusky Starfronlet

Monitoring endangered bird species and establishing the biodiversity value of the Mesenia-Paramillo Nature Reserve by doing an inventory of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and plants. Prevent negative impacts from communities by establishing suitable alternatives sources of income and developing projects strieving for food governance of the surrounding communities.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253113) - Stitchbird / hihi - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Stitchbird / hihi

Forty-four juvenile hihi, Notiomystis cincta, were reintroduced to Bushy Park in March 2013 in an effort to establish a fourth population of this species on mainland New Zealand (three other populations occur on offshore islands). Despite relatively low initial survival among the females, the remaining birds and their offspring have all bred successfully. The population, although still small, is currently thriving.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253130) - Maui Parrotbill; Kiwikiu - Awarded $6,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Maui Parrotbill; Kiwikiu

This year, a new 600 hectare natural area reserve, Nakula, was designated by the State of Hawaii, and is currently being fenced. While no Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) currently exist in this reserve, the goal is to restore the forest and reintroduce Kiwikiu to this part of Maui.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253096) - White-rumped vulture - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - White-rumped vulture

White-rumped Vulture population has declined catastrophically across South-Asia, with a decline of over 91% in Nepal, due to widespread use of veterinary diclofenac. Despite ban on veterinary diclofenac in 2006, larger than 3ml vials are still available. The project aims to discourage illegal use of diclofenac (>3ml) vial in veterinary use by limiting these to ≤3ml and sensitizing local communities, veterinary practitioners and government ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252610) - Black-footed Albatross - Awarded $10,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Black-footed Albatross

The Black-footed Albatross is considered "endangered" by IUCN due to estimated rates of incidental mortality in longline fisheries. This project will directly benefit the management of North Pacific albatrosses by identifying potential threats at-sea and those countries and fisheries with conservation responsibilities.

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