2,566Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 374 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,680,949.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256192) - Norfolk Island parakeet - Awarded $10,850 on June 05, 2013
05-06-2013 - Norfolk Island parakeet

The objective of the project is to determine the size of the endemic Tasman parakeet population on Norfolk Island and to detect if a recent population crash has occurred. This will lead to proposals for remedial conservation measures. The project will develop and trial survey methods for Tasman parakeets and collect other ecological information that will form the basis of monitoring and recovery efforts.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256005) - Siberian Crane - Awarded $12,500 on June 05, 2013
05-06-2013 - Siberian Crane

Illegal hunting is the primary cause of the decline of the Critically Endangered Siberian Crane. This project promotes widespread public education to hunters in Central Asian countries to improve understanding of the Siberian Crane and its habitats. Relationships are fostered with hunters who were trained to identify species correctly, choose to avoid hunting cranes, report crane sightings and to be involved in crane conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12255338) - Maui Parrotbill or Kiwikiu - Awarded $6,340 on June 05, 2013
05-06-2013 - Maui Parrotbill or 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. 13055755) - Toothbilled pigeon or Manumea - Awarded $5,000 on May 30, 2013
30-05-2013 - Toothbilled pigeon or Manumea

Manumea are found only in Samoa. A recent intensive search in the Savai'i uplands confirmed that Manumea numbers are critically low. It is essential that the locations of any populations of Manumea are identified. We aim to provide a detailed analysis of the status, distribution and ecological requirements of this globally threatened species so that conservation management can be targeted to key sites.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254255) - Greater Adjutant - Awarded $11,000 on December 23, 2012
23-12-2012 - Greater Adjutant

Greater adjutant makes nesting colonies in outside the State owned protected area network in Assam and community conservation initiatives are the key for saving this bird from the extinction threat. A successfull community conservation programme was initiated in the traditional nesting colony.Nest numbers has increased in the key nesting colony locations. State wide status survey was completed after a gap of 18 years.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254801) - Medium Tree Finch - Awarded $12,000 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - Medium Tree Finch

Darwin's Medium Tree Finch (Camarhynchus pauper) is a critically endangered passerine only found on Floreana Island (Galapagos). Its survival is being threatened by a introduced parasitic fly whose larvae fed on finch nestlings and caused 98% nestling mortality in 2010 and 2012. This project aims to contribute to the development of control measures for the fly to secure the survival of this endangered bird.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12254632) - Sharpe's Longclaw - Awarded $6,000 on December 20, 2012
20-12-2012 - Sharpe's Longclaw

Sharpes Longclaw (Maxronyx sharpie) is classified as Endangered. The preferred habitat for this highly specialized bird species is quickly diminishing. One of the major threats is loss of habitat due to change of land use. In 2000, only 50% of 77,000 ha of the Kinangop Plateau Grasslands remained with only 58% of these suitable as habitat for Sharpe’s Longcalw.

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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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