1,620Grants to

1,096(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 191 grants constituting a total donation of $1,803,456 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

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. 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. 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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513788) - 'Ohe Mauka - Awarded $8,000 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - 'Ohe Mauka

Rough terrain conservation collections: a genetic study and outplanting of Polyscias bisattenuata (Araliaceae), a critically endangered endangered member of the Flora of Hawaii.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513885) -  	Burrowing scorpion - Awarded $4,500 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Burrowing scorpion

The genus Didymocentrus comprises among the most interesting scorpions of Cuba. They have burrowing habits and are highly habitat specific. Only three species occur in Cuba, all endemic and restricted to the central region of the main island. The aim of this project is to provide updated information on the ecology, distribution and population genetic structure of these seriously threatened endemic scorpions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513838) - Leprous False Brook Salamander - Awarded $12,400 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Leprous False Brook Salamander

Conservation Status of a Community of Vulnerable and Endangered Lungless Salamanders (Plethodontidae) in a Mountain Ecosystem of Mexico

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513634) - Akekee - Awarded $25,000 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Akekee

Innovative approaches to conserving the rarest forest birds of Kauai: Akekee, Akikiki, and Puaiohi

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