2,801Grants to

1,734(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 477 grants constituting a total donation of $4,451,611 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232533262) - Samastacus spinifrons - Awarded $5,000 on December 19, 2023
19-12-2023 - Samastacus spinifrons

Where are the Moms? Mapping ovigerous females of S. spinifrons as a baseline for conservation strategies in the Maullin River.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 230533323) - Neesiochloa barbata - Awarded $5,000 on December 18, 2023
18-12-2023 - Neesiochloa barbata

Neesiochloa barbata (Poaceae: Chloridoideae): a monotypic and endemic genus from the largest seasonally dry forest in the Neotropics

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 230532943) - Cemetery treefrog - Awarded $5,000 on December 18, 2023
18-12-2023 - Cemetery treefrog

The Cemetery Treefrog: Does He Only Live Next to His Final Resting Place? Threats and conservation of Dendropsophus nekronastes

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232533158) - Andean Cat - Awarded $6,000 on December 15, 2023
15-12-2023 - Andean Cat

Quechua women united for the conservation of Andean Cats in Ayacucho, Peru

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532246) - Swiss cheese mushroom - Awarded $10,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Swiss cheese mushroom

Population survey, molecular characterization and ex situ conservation of the endangered South American edible fungal species Rickiella edulis Rickiella edulis is facing a high threat of extinction (Endangered) and its current population (ca. 2,000 individuals) is decreasing. It is a forestal species and its main threat is deforestation and forest fragmentation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532000) - Gardel’s sand-dune lizard  - Awarded $14,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Gardel’s sand-dune lizard

Conservation of the microendemic and recently-discovered lizard (Liolaemus gardeli; Squamata, Liolaemidae) in South America. The region encompasses an area of relict dunes within the Tacurembó River basin. Liolaemus gardeli is a newly discovered lizard species, described for a very restricted distribution and endemic to a single locality, this species occurs in dunes with sandy soils and patches of herbaceous vegetation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532023) - Vellozia sessilis  - Awarded $5,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Vellozia sessilis

Searching for Vellozia sessilis, a charismatic plant endemic to the highlands of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532256) - Andean tiger cat - Awarded $8,500 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Andean tiger cat

Small wild cats in the metropolis: conservation of the Andean tiger cat in threatened reserves of the Colombian Coffee Region.

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