2,801Grants to


North America

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 333 grants constituting a total donation of $3,178,170 for species conservation projects based in North America.

Conservation Case Studies in North America

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925493) - Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana - Awarded $15,000 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana

Ctenosaura oedirhina is among the most endangered species of Spiny-tailed Iguanas in the world. This species occupies only a small portion of the island of Roatan, Honduras. The only protection afforded to this species are grassroots efforts, though it is listed ad Endangered by the IUCN and under Appendix II of CITES. This projects seeks to raise awareness and understanding through research and education.

View Roatan Spiny Tailed Iguana project

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905704) - Caecilian - Awarded $3,000 on October 20, 2009
20-10-2009 - Caecilian

On the Osa Peninsula there are two poorly known amphibian species, the caecilian Oscaecilia osae, endemic species of the area and the frog Craugastor taurus, only known from the southeast part of Costa Rican and southwest Panama. Our project was focused on search for these secretive amphibian species. Neither of the target species was detected, however valuable information of leaf litter amphibian community was produce.

View Caecilian project

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905509) - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark - Awarded $5,000 on October 14, 2009
14-10-2009 - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

This project seeks to foster the conservation of hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in the Pacific of Costa Rica. We will awareness the Tarcoles community about the importance of this shark and their nursery areas. We choose this community because exists a nursery area of S. lewini, an endangered species (IUCN Red List). Nursery areas are critical habitats since bring alimentation and protection for juveniles.

View Scalloped Hammerhead Shark project

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925586) - Azuero Spider Monkey - Awarded $22,000 on September 07, 2009
07-09-2009 - Azuero Spider Monkey

The Azuero Earth Project/Proyecto Ecológico Azuero has chosen the Azuero spider monkey, Ateles geoffroyi azuerensis, as its key species in their mission to preserve biodiversity on the Azuero peninsula of Panama. Through identifying and ranking suitable spider monkey habitat to create a mosaic of restored forest and sustainable farming, the Azuero Earth Project engages local landowners in a process of education, preservation and restoration.

View Azuero Spider Monkey project

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925434) - Finca Chiblac Salamander - Awarded $24,900 on July 08, 2009
08-07-2009 - Finca Chiblac Salamander

This project works with critically endangered amphibians in one of the most diverse region of amphibians in central america. We found many populations that was undiscovery until the recent time, and now we are trying to promote conservation actions to stablish a regional reserves where this species lives. Some of this areas have the incredible record of 6 meters of rain in a year.

View Finca Chiblac Salamander project

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925390) - Dominican Cherry Palm - Awarded $25,074 on July 01, 2009
01-07-2009 - Dominican Cherry Palm

Este proyecto tiene como Objetivos La Elaboración de un Plan de Acción para la Conservación de Pseudophoenix ekmanii Burret, especie de palma endémica de Barahona, República Dominicana, el Caribe Biodiversidad de la Isla Hotspot, es ejecutado por el Jardín Botánico Nacional. Nos Looke para Determinar el estado de conservación, su rango de distribución actual, Aumentar el número de poblaciones, y el documento de las ...

View Dominican Cherry Palm project