2,152Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 231 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $2,108,607.

Plant Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11053094) - Acer skutchii - Awarded $4,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Acer skutchii

I examined the ecology and genetics of all Acer skutchii populations in America. As a result, I identified that the maple from western Mexico was a different species: Acer bizayedii (new species). This project was decisive to the establishment of a new protected natural area. The protected area was created on January 2016 to ensure the preservation of Acer binzayedii and its natural habitat.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252811) - Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak) - Awarded $10,000 on January 04, 2012
04-01-2012 - Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak)

Amburana cearensis was a common tree of the piedmont forest of the Southern Yungas of northwestern Argentina. Due to its excellent wood it is very desirable by timber industries. However, A. cearensis has been overexploited by unsustainable timber logging that completely removed large trees and depleted stocks, and timber management did not assure its regeneration. The species is categorized as Endangered by IUCN.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253175) - Macquarie Island Cushion Plant - Awarded $12,000 on November 20, 2011
20-11-2011 - Macquarie Island Cushion Plant

Azorella macquariensis is a keystone species endemic to Macquarie Island. In 2008 large areas of A.macquariensis were observed to be dying. Research is continuing to determine the the cause of the dieback. The project objectives are to maintain an ex-situ collection of A.macquariensis on Macquarie Island and increase viable holdings of seed in the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253176) - Falkland Nassauvia - Awarded $12,000 on November 14, 2011
14-11-2011 - Falkland Nassauvia

Nassauvia falklandica is a Critically Endangered sub-shrub, endemic to the Falklands. Only known at two locations and in small numbers this project enables vital field work to be undertaken in the remote hills of West Falkland. Botanical surveys will target sites identified using MaxEnt habitat suitability modelling and GoogleEarth imagery. The overall aim is to seek further populations, assess each site and inform conservation planning.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11253174) - Middelburg cycad - Awarded $15,000 on November 02, 2011
02-11-2011 - Middelburg cycad

Integrated conservation of Encephalartos middelburgensis a critically endangered species in South Africa. E. middelburgensis population has declined continuously due to poaching and disease at the estimated rate of >80% over the past 50 years. It is estimated that only around 120 matured individuals are surviving in the natural population at present (Donaldson, 2009).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251542) - Pyramid Maidenhair - Awarded $15,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Pyramid Maidenhair

Over the past three years, Kevel Lindsay in partnership with the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) have been studying the native and naturalized ferns of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with a special focus on the West Indian endemics and their habitats. The study has published an IUCN Regional Red List of the islands’ species, a Conservation Perspective, and now an Atlas and Guide.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252594) - Snapdragon - Awarded $10,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - Snapdragon

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) form an emblematic group of 25 plant species mainly distributed in the western mediterranean region. Antirrhinum martenii and A. valentinum are two rare and threatened species of this genus. Our objectives are: to conduct exhaustive searchs of the two species in their distribution area; to analyze the genetic diversity of A. valentinum populations; to assess the conservation status of the two species

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11052370) - aspília - Awarded $2,500 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - aspília

The phenological study Aspilia grazielae was instrumental in the establishment of a strategic plan for conservation of the species. Since we now know the reproductive pattern of the species will be possible to implement a program that has as main purpose contributing to the conservation of sites where the species occurs, as well as the relocation of individuals obtained from seeds extracted in preserved areas.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252278) - ibiribá-rana - Awarded $10,000 on October 26, 2011
26-10-2011 - ibiribá-rana

The goal of our project is to determine the conservation status of the 20 native species of the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae) in the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil. Ten of those species are rare and in danger of extinction. We are now analyzing the collection localities of the rare species to determine how near to suitable habitat individuals of the species are located.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252483) - Kamakahala - Awarded $13,000 on July 10, 2011
10-07-2011 - Kamakahala

The grant we received from the Fund has allowed staff of the Plant Extinction Prevention Program to visit the four remaining individuals of Labordia lorenciana multiple times. During those visits, we have protected the plants from insect threats, hand pollinated the only remaining female plant, and collected seeds that were then germinated and grown at a cooperating botanical garden.

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