2,152Grants to

1,402(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 268 grants constituting a total donation of $2,476,555 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 200523736) - Cozumel's cave sea star - Awarded $4,950 on April 19, 2020
19-04-2020 - Cozumel's cave sea star

Conservation status of two micro-endemic echinoderm species inhabiting a subterranean estuary in Cozumel, Mexico

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202523919) - Salamandra del Pital - Awarded $13,000 on April 19, 2020
19-04-2020 - Salamandra del Pital

Population assessment of the Bolitoglossa synoria amphibian of the Cerro El Pital Natural Area, El Salvador

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 200523533) - Cuban Khaki Trope - Awarded $4,500 on April 16, 2020
16-04-2020 - Cuban Khaki Trope

Dwarf boas or tropes of the genus Tropidophis are small and colorful snakes occurring in the West Indies and South America. Sixteen species occur in Cuba, half of the world’s species and all of them are endemic to this archipelago. Many of these species have limited distributions and are seriously threatened, such as the Cuban Khaki Trope (Tropidophis hendersoni), the main target of this project.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202523986) - White-breasted Thrasher - Awarded $10,825 on April 16, 2020
16-04-2020 - White-breasted Thrasher

Engaging local communities in reversing the Endangered White-breasted Thrasher’s decline in St. Lucia by restoring nesting sites and reducing invasive species impacts.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521089) - Tepezmaite - Awarded $7,000 on September 25, 2019
25-09-2019 - Tepezmaite

Conservation of Tepezmaite cycads (Ceratozamia morettii, C. brevifrons and C. tenuis) and its habitat through ecology and sensitizing local people

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521063) - Giant Sea Bass - Awarded $11,500 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Giant Sea Bass

Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is the largest coastal bony-fish present in Baja California (Mexico) and California (US) waters, and a critically endangered species with immense cultural and ecological value. Through the collaboration of scientists, as well as local fishing communities, government and stakeholders this research program will draw on local knowledge and specialized scientific expertise to inform our understanding of this iconic ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 190520854) - Black-handed Spider Monkey - Awarded $5,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Black-handed Spider Monkey

There is a newly discovered population of the Central American spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) in eastern El Salvador. Recent research has demonstrated that the spider monkeys from this region are genetically unique and also critically endangered. Through regular observations of the spider monkeys and by mapping their range, we are creating a foundation for future, long-term conservation efforts.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 190520765) - Oncilla - Awarded $5,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Oncilla

The oncilla or tigrina is a rare small wild cat listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, and as endangered by the Costa Rican environmental authorities. In this project we will define priority areas for the conservation of oncilla at the time we will also assess the conservation status of this probably unique species endemic to the highlands of Costa Rica and Panama.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180519379) - Maguey azul - Awarded $3,890 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Maguey azul

Agave grisea is an endemic species of the coastal sector Caletón de Don Bruno, Cienfuegos. It is categorized as Critically Endangered due to the reduction of its occupation area, low quality of habitat and continuous decrease of mature individuals. We will study the distribution, population structure, ecology and reproductive biology focused on pollination to know the implication of these aspects in survival and conservation status.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182520049) - Bermuda petrel - Awarded $22,900 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Bermuda petrel

Integrating nesting habitat restoration with at-sea individual-based biomonitoring of the endangered seabird Pterodroma cahow endemic to Bermuda

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