2,801Grants to



The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 119 grants constituting a total donation of $1,334,577 for species conservation projects based in Oceania.

Conservation Case Studies in Oceania

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232531094) - Chatham Island taiko - Awarded $23,550 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Chatham Island taiko

Our work helps to protect the critically endangered Chatham Island tāiko with the support of private landowners. This fund will help support the monitoring field work that takes place deep in the native bush of the Chatham Island reserve where the tāiko breed each season.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232530797) - Bearded Stonewort - Awarded $13,000 on May 03, 2023
03-05-2023 - Bearded Stonewort

After the fires: habitat and threats to the Bearded Stonewort (Lychnothamnus barbatus) in Australia

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212528124) - Ultramarine lorikeet - Awarded $13,718 on December 19, 2021
19-12-2021 - Ultramarine lorikeet

Screening diseases for urgent conservation actions in French Polynesia Avian malaria have been discovered on Fatu Hiva and threaten the survival of the lasts Fatu Hiva monarchs (20 adults only). This project will allow to improve our knowledge and to screen diseases on introduced and endemic birds living on Ua Huka, Tahiti and Fatu Hiva to improve our capacity to face or anticipate disease impact.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202523851) - 'ōmāma'o - Awarded $24,900 on April 16, 2020
16-04-2020 - 'ōmāma'o

In order to save the Tahiti monarch from of Little Fire Ant, we are trying drone applications (in forest) and ultradiluted fipronil (in houses). 175 on 179 house were negative in 2021 and the eradication in a 17 ha cliff was confirmed 3 years after - in 2021 we successfully treated 48 ha of forest with 4 drone applications (3 mega LFA colonies). Thank you !

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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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