2,094Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 323 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $3,067,232.

Bird Conservation Case Studies

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252666) - Mascarene Petrel - Awarded $15,000 on October 27, 2011
27-10-2011 - Mascarene Petrel

We begin the active phase of realization of the actions listed in Mascarene Petrel National Conservation Plan which was validated on January 4th, 2012. We pursue the nocturnal field work by testing a protocol of automated recording with the aim of revealing the presence of birds in new areas close to the currently known sites. We end administrative procedures to start the program argos.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052454) - Javan Hawk Eagle - Awarded $4,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Javan Hawk Eagle

Locality records of Javan Hawk –Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) are not only in conservation area but also recorded in non-conservation area. One of the area is on forested area along Pekalongan Regency. From the survey, the Javan Hawk-Eagle is recorded in four locations are: Jolotigo, Tinalum, Linggoasri and Mendolo. Number populations of JHE in the areas estimated approximately on 9-11 individuals or 3-4 pairs.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052482) - Giant Ibis - Awarded $20,000 on June 29, 2011
29-06-2011 - Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis, Thaumatibis gigantea, and White-shouldered Ibis, Pseudibis davisoni, are Critically Endangered species now almost entirely confined to dry forests of north and east Cambodia. The main reason for the decline of these large water bird species is habitat destruction. Saving the species from extinction require more participation from local communities. In Western Siem Pang of Cambodia, BirdLife International Cambodia Programme ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252195) - Brazilian Merganser - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Brazilian Merganser

The Brazilian Merganser and the Purple-winged Ground-dove (Critically endangered-CR) live in one of the most endangered areas on Earth, the Atlantic Forest, where over 90% of the forest has dissapeared resulting in a severe impact on these species. Both were lastly seen more tan 10 years ago in Paraguay. Our Project aims to search for the species in areas they used to inhabit.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252199) - African Penguin - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - African Penguin

African Penguins are Endangered and their population is decreasing rapidly. Our project, the first of its kind, aims to track adult penguins to discover where they go outside the breeding season when it is vital that they find enough food to gain body condition. We will then be able to identify the threats they face at this time and implement appropriate management strategies

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252186) - Beck's Petrel - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Beck's Petrel

This project completed the first targeted search for the currently unknown breeding grounds of Beck's Petrel Pseudobulweria becki. At a coastal location by New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, the single greatest aggregation of Beck's Petrel ever recorded was encountered in March 2012. Over 100 birds seen close to land are a strong indication that the species breeds at adjacent Mount Agil, New Ireland's highest peak.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252133) - Bengal Florican - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Bengal Florican

The Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis is a Critically Endangered bird reliant on remnant alluvial grasslands in Cambodia, northeast India and Nepal. >60% of the world population are found in Cambodia where WCS are supporting traditional agricultural practices that maintain suitable grassland habitat for the florican. Through forming and training community management committees threats to grassland habitat in Bengal Florican Conservation ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251439) - Mao or Ma'oma'o - Awarded $5,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Mao or Ma'oma'o

In 2006 the Government of Samoa developed a recovery plan for the Mao. This Project is directly aimed at addressing the plan’s objectives to find out vital information needed to design programmes for population recovery. This study will provide information on spatial use, breeding and feeding ecology,and initial demographic information such as rates of reproduction and causes of mortality.

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