2,566Grants to

1,625(Sub)Species

South America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 429 grants constituting a total donation of $4,021,550 for species conservation projects based in South America.

Conservation Case Studies in South America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530589) - Wrightoporia araucariae - Awarded $20,000 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Wrightoporia araucariae

First efforts to preserve Wrightoporia auraucariae, a rare and critically endangered species endemic to Araucaria forests

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530190) - 	Trichogenes claviger - Awarded $7,724 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Trichogenes claviger

The objectives of current research are to detect the presence of the Caetés catfish, Trichogenes claviger, in isolated rivers along the upper Rio Caxixe and Rio Fruteiras, tributaries of Rio Itapemirim in Espírito Santo mountains, Brazil. Employng the metabarcoding approach, through environmental DNA. We aim to locate existing populations of this species, figured on the IUCN redlist, as a critically endangered freshwater catfish.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530255) - Pumpkin toadlet - Awarded $8,619 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Pumpkin toadlet

Understanding the role of microclime in future distribution and behaviour of the small pumpkin-toadlet Brachycephalus mirissimus. In this project, we will use acoustic monitoring and modelling to study the role of altitudinal and altitudinal gradient in this microendemic species under climate change scenarios to propose conservation actions.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222528664) - Buffy-headed marmoset - Awarded $7,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Buffy-headed marmoset

Reducing threats from non-native invasive marmosets for the conservation of the Callithrix flaviceps in the region of Caparaó, Brazil

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222529189) - Northern muriqui - Awarded $6,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Northern muriqui

Promoting conservation of northern muriqui using drones and thermal cameras in Atlantic Forest, Brazil

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222528123) - Andean tiger cat - Awarded $8,534 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Andean tiger cat

Mitigating threats and monitoring the population of the Andean Tiger Cat, at the Middle Cauca biodiversity hotspot, Colombia.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220528382) - Tuco-tuco cordobés - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Tuco-tuco cordobés

Assessing the distribution and habitat use of two poorly-known threatened fossorial mammal species hazarded by land-use changes

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220528991) - Geoffroy's cat - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2022
29-04-2022 - Geoffroy's cat

Geoffroy's cat is the most abundant wild cat in the Brazilian Pampa, where it coexists with margay, jaguarundi and pampas cat. Misinformation about species results in conflicts associated with retaliatory hunting and the transmission of diseases derived from free-range domestic cats/dogs. We have implemented strategies to mitigate these threats in the Seival locality, using Geoffroy's cat as a local emblematic species.

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