1,739Grants to

1,169(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 206 grants constituting a total donation of $1,951,690 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517028) - Cinnamodendron corticosum - Awarded $11,000 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Cinnamodendron corticosum

Cinnamodendron corticosum (Canellaceae) is a popular wild spice tree endemic to Jamaica, reportedly confined to two administrative parishes, and the IUCN Red List classifies the species as "vulnerable.” Considering the species’ assumed small geographic range, local reports of over-harvesting, and published deforestation rates in Jamaica, a systematic in-depth conservation status reassessment, through species-distribution analysis of herbarium ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172516436) - Tanner's Spiny Lizard - Awarded $5,834 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Tanner's Spiny Lizard

Ecology, geographic distribution and conservation status of Tanner's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus tanneri) an endemic Mexican species

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515205) - Nehe kuhiwa - Awarded $16,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Nehe kuhiwa

Conservation of the Critically Endangered Hawaiian species Phyllostegia electra (Lamiaceae)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515461) - Elkhorn coral - Awarded $12,500 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Elkhorn coral

The endangered Elkhorn coral is a critical reef building species that provides habitat for marine life, supports fisheries and shelters coasts. Declines of over 90%, however, have reduced populations below reproductive a threshold, with recovery unlikely without intervention. Our project will boost reproductive success by collecting gametes during spawning, fertilizing them in the lab, and growing out larvae and juvenile corals to repopulate ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170514943) - Staghorn Coral - Awarded $2,500 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Staghorn Coral

Identifying bleaching-resistant colonies of the endangered staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, in Turneffe Atoll, Belize for conservation and restoration

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515600) - Bica Anole - Awarded $6,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Bica Anole

The Bica Anole (Norops (Anolis) bicaorum) is a poorly studied lizard species endemic to the Island of Utila, off the Caribbean side of Honduras, Central America. Our project aimed to address conservation concerns relating to populations, whilst collecting additional data and information on the distribution, abundance, morphology, behavior and ecology of this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170515264) - Sancti Spiritus Trope - Awarded $4,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Sancti Spiritus Trope

Cuba is the center of diversification of the colorful dwarf boas’ genus Tropidophis, harboring 60% of all West Indian species. Many have restricted distribution ranges and are subjected to serious threats like habitat loss and intentional killing. The aim of this project is to provide updated baseline information on the ecology, distribution, and conservation status of the dwarf boas inhabiting the Guamuhaya Massif, central Cuba.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170515457) - Barred Topminnow - Awarded $4,100 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Barred Topminnow

The Isla de la Juventud is probably the only place in Cuba where the Barred Topmminow, Quintana atrizona, can be found. Despite being evaluated as Endangered in 2012, current information suggests that this species fulfills the IUCN criteria for Critically Endangered. We will update the distribution and assess habitat requirements and current conservation status of the target species and associated freshwater endemic ichthyofauna.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514527) - Brandegee oak - Awarded $15,000 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Brandegee oak

Integrated conservation of the narrow endemic Quercus brandegeei (Endangered) in Southern Baja California, Mexico

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514350) - Tetramicra malpighiarum - Awarded $2,500 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Tetramicra malpighiarum

Ecology and conservation of Tetramicra malpighiarum, the most endangered orchid of Cuba. This Cuban endemic orchid is only known from one population with few individuals, and it is exposed to many threats. To find new populations and to know their actual status are key factors for planning effective conservation strategies.

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