2,617Grants to

1,649(Sub)Species

North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 310 grants constituting a total donation of $2,925,023 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530423) - Puerto Rican crested toad - Awarded $15,450 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Puerto Rican crested toad

Determining population size and habitat usage is critical for the restoration of breeding sites for the Puerto Rican crested toad

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220529208) - red shrimp - Awarded $4,941 on September 21, 2022
21-09-2022 - red shrimp

Priorities for the conservation of freshwater shrimp Barbouria cubensis in north east, Cuba, an endangered species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220529486) - Escambray Bearded Anole - Awarded $5,000 on September 21, 2022
21-09-2022 - Escambray Bearded Anole

Ecology and conservation of the Escambray Bearded Anole, Anolis Guamuhaya, in central Cuba The Escambray Barded Anole is one of six species of bizarre, giant (to ca. 18 cm snout-vent length), slow-moving, chameleon-like anoles with prehensile tails in the Chamaeleolis clade, which are exclusive to Cuba. These animals have strictly arboreal lifestyles and are highly dependent of forest areas, which faces many threats today.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220529355) - Cora Mud Turtle - Awarded $5,000 on September 21, 2022
21-09-2022 - Cora Mud Turtle

Conserving newly discovered Kinosternid turtle endemic in coastal plain western Mexico.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222528528) - Spiculate Toad - Awarded $15,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Spiculate Toad

Understanding movement patterns in response to habitat disturbance is key to the conservation of a Mexican endangered toad Incilius spiculatus

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222528579) - Vicente's poison frog - Awarded $8,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Vicente's poison frog

The project will estimate for the first time the abundance of O. vicentei and its correlation with environmental variables such as: temperature, humidity, rainfall and forest structure during two seasons. We will use dynamic acoustic surveys along with in situ measurements of environmental covariates through sensor deployment This will provide vital information about the importance of the environment where this species lives.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220529182) - Tlalocohyla  - Awarded $4,950 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Tlalocohyla

Developing a conservation action plan for a newly discovered, possibly critically endangered, Hylid frog endemic to a single wetland in northern Costa Rica

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220528770) - Cave scorpion - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Cave scorpion

The genus Tityopsis comprise only six species of forest-dwelling scorpions distributed in the westernmost region of Cuba. The exception is Tityopsis sheylae, a cave-dwelling species discovered as recent as 2020. The reduced population of this scorpion occurs exclusively in a single cave southeast of Havana city, subjected to multiple human-induced threats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 210528028) - Lila Downs' Friar Grasshopper - Awarded $3,300 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Lila Downs' Friar Grasshopper

Conservation status of the Lila Downs' Friar Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and endangered unique species from Oaxaca, Mexico

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