2,094Grants to

1,371(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 250 grants constituting a total donation of $2,335,880 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518408) - Leafhopper - Awarded $3,500 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Leafhopper

The project aimed to know the status of the native leafhopper Duocrassana longula in endangered forests of the High Mountains of Oaxaca. Status of populations and habitat conditions are little studied in Mexico.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518929) - Lake Patzcuaro Salamander - Awarded $12,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Lake Patzcuaro Salamander

Evaluating populations of the achoque (Ambystomatidae: Ambystoma dumerilii) in Lake Pátzcuaro for the recovery of local management and fisheries

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518901) - Cuban solenodon - Awarded $5,000 on September 29, 2018
29-09-2018 - Cuban solenodon

The Almiquí (Solenodoncubanus) is considered one of the jewels of the Cuban fauna, andthe most primitive mammals in the country. It is endemic to Cuba, is the only representative of the insectivore group. The species is categorized as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, threats which have caused this ranking are the accelerated process of habitat destructionand the proliferation of introduced predators.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518008) - Hau kuahiwi - Awarded $6,000 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Hau kuahiwi

NTBG Researchers Rediscover ‘Extinct’ Hibiscadelphus woodii (Malvaceae) in Kauai Using a Drone

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518096) - Giant Southern Salamander - Awarded $2,500 on May 02, 2018
02-05-2018 - Giant Southern Salamander

The lungless salamanders as the Southern Giant Salamander live in humid environments like the cloud forest of the Mixteca region in Oaxaca. Unfortunately, huge areas of forest have been lost or disturbed because of anthropogenic activities as coffee plantations. This project aims to generate knowledge about the ecology of this species in modified and pristine areas to develop a forestry management plan.

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