2,041Grants to

1,341(Sub)Species

Oceania

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 101 grants constituting a total donation of $1,086,780 for species conservation projects based in Oceania.

Conservation Case Studies in Oceania

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521873) - Red Handfish - Awarded $17,750 on September 24, 2019
24-09-2019 - Red Handfish

Conservation of the Red handfish (Thymichthys politus), potentially the world’s rarest marine fish, found only in two small sites in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Through monitoring via the Reef Life Survey program and focus on improving public awareness, this work aims to better inform and direct conservation effort to protect this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521748) - Beck's Petrel - Awarded $7,000 on September 24, 2019
24-09-2019 - Beck's Petrel

Beck's Petrel: finding the first breeding site of a Critically Endangered seabird. "Lost" for over 75 years it's now 12 years since the rediscovery of Beck's Petrel, but it's breeding grounds remain unknown. Facing potential threats from invasive species at its colonies our priority is finding a nest site by working with local communities and researchers in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192520593) - Plains-wanderer - Awarded $10,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Plains-wanderer

Uncovering the movements and habitat use of the genetically unique and critically endangered Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192520234) - Whenua Hou Diving Petrel - Awarded $6,000 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Whenua Hou Diving Petrel

Integrative conservation of the Whenua Hou Diving Petrel: Rescuing one of New Zealand’s rarest seabirds from extinction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518969) - Tea-tree Fingers - Awarded $15,500 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Tea-tree Fingers

Assessing the conservation status of the most threatened fungi in New Zealand and Australia. An Australasian Fungal Red Listing Workshop will be held in Melbourne, Australia, on 22-26 July 2019. Invitations have been extended to international and Australasian experts, linking to the Global Red List Initiative led by Dahlberg, Krikorev,and Mueller.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 180518643) - Archey's Frog - Awarded $1,000 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Archey's Frog

The impact of disturbed habitat on Archey’s frog (Leioplelma archeyi) microhabitat use

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172517172) - Pig-nosed turtle - Awarded $8,500 on December 19, 2017
19-12-2017 - Pig-nosed turtle

The pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) is frequently harvested by subsistence communities and trafficked through Asia. This research project is developing genetic wildlife forensic techniques to help combat the illegal trade and providing sustainability and environmental education to remote communities in New Guinea that harvest the turtles.

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