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Mao or Ma'oma'o (Gymnomyza samoensis)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 10251439

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251439) - Mao or Ma'oma'o - Awarded $5,000 on July 15, 2011

This project was established in 2010 based on the recommendations of the 2006 Mao and Manumea recovery plans. The project was specifically set up to provide the recommended information required to halt the decline of these two bird species and design programmes for population recovery in Samoa. The Mao (Gymnomyza samoensis) is classified as Endangered by the IUCN red data list. It is a poorly known bird, found only in Samoa. Though once also found in American Samoa it is now locally extinct. This part of the project is directly aimed at species recovery plan objectives to find out vital information needed to design programmes for population recovery of this endangered honey eater. To achieve these goals we will conduct detailed research on breeding, feeding ecology and spatial usage of the Mao.

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Project 10251439 location - Samoa, Oceania