Conservation calls, the podcast

Raising youth awareness on in situ conservation is key for nurturing future environmental stewards. Teaching them about protecting species in their natural habitats empowers them to grasp the link between ecosystems, biodiversity, and human welfare.

This realisation sparked a collaborative journey with Repton school Dubai to create a unique podcast with one aim; to let the youth narrate our conservation stories in their language, filled with passion and emotion aimed at inspiring their peers.

Welcome to our podcast journey! Your feedback matters, so tune in, share your thoughts, and let’s inspire the next generation of conservation champions together!



Rediscovered after 40 years! The Big Puma Fungus (Austroomphaliaster nahuelbutensis) was found in Chile’s Nahuelbuta Mountains by the Fungi Foundation and Fundación Nahuelbuta, thanks to the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and other donors.
 
The expedition retraced mycologist Norberto Garrido’s 1980s footsteps, 40 years to the day he originally discovered the big puma fungus, leading to a thrilling find.  This rediscovery was made on the 6th day of the expedition during a community hike and later confirmed by DNA analysis in the lab.
 
The Fungi Foundation released a short film by Chilean filmmaker Catalina Infante, capturing the awe and excitement of the expedition, including the unforgettable moment when the team, alongside the local community, rediscovered the elusive Big Puma Fungus. Enjoy this captivating journey!
 
#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #chile #wildlife #nature #fungifoundation #funga #fungi #environment #wild #love #like #follow

Rediscovered after 40 years! The Big Puma Fungus (Austroomphaliaster nahuelbutensis) was found in Chile’s Nahuelbuta Mountains by the Fungi Foundation and Fundación Nahuelbuta, thanks to the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and other donors.

The expedition retraced mycologist Norberto Garrido’s 1980s footsteps, 40 years to the day he originally discovered the big puma fungus, leading to a thrilling find. This rediscovery was made on the 6th day of the expedition during a community hike and later confirmed by DNA analysis in the lab.

The Fungi Foundation released a short film by Chilean filmmaker Catalina Infante, capturing the awe and excitement of the expedition, including the unforgettable moment when the team, alongside the local community, rediscovered the elusive Big Puma Fungus. Enjoy this captivating journey!

#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #chile #wildlife #nature #fungifoundation #funga #fungi #environment #wild #love #like #follow
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The “Overcoming Breeding Bottlenecks of the Northern Brazilian Merganser Population” project is led by FUNATURA in collaboration with Naturatins and UEMA. With fewer than 200 individuals left, the Brazilian Merganser is one of the most endangered waterfowl in the Americas.
 
Supported by the MBZF, we aim to improve fledging survival by increasing nesting site availability. Since April 2024, we have been managing tree hollow entrances and installing nest boxes in the Novo River’s Gallery Forest to encourage breeding.
 
An essential part of the project is nurturing the next generation of conservationists, including Janaína Silva and Franciel Lima.  As Dr. Paulo Antas notes, “The Brazilian Merganser has been inspiring much field research in the last 20 or 30 years and the MBZ Species Conservation Fund is enabling us to transmit our passion to these two students in their early career years.”
 
#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #funatura #icmbio #cemave #PatoMergulhão #Conservação #Biodiversidade #Água #pan_mergus2 #naturatins #avesameaçadas #threatenedspecies #avesdobrasil #mergusoctosetaceus #love #like #follow

The “Overcoming Breeding Bottlenecks of the Northern Brazilian Merganser Population” project is led by FUNATURA in collaboration with Naturatins and UEMA. With fewer than 200 individuals left, the Brazilian Merganser is one of the most endangered waterfowl in the Americas.

Supported by the MBZF, we aim to improve fledging survival by increasing nesting site availability. Since April 2024, we have been managing tree hollow entrances and installing nest boxes in the Novo River’s Gallery Forest to encourage breeding.

An essential part of the project is nurturing the next generation of conservationists, including Janaína Silva and Franciel Lima. As Dr. Paulo Antas notes, “The Brazilian Merganser has been inspiring much field research in the last 20 or 30 years and the MBZ Species Conservation Fund is enabling us to transmit our passion to these two students in their early career years.”

#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #funatura #icmbio #cemave #PatoMergulhão #Conservação #Biodiversidade #Água #pan_mergus2 #naturatins #avesameaçadas #threatenedspecies #avesdobrasil #mergusoctosetaceus #love #like #follow
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Three years ago, the Marine Plastic Research Group (MPRG) from the Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries at the University of Hasanuddin began efforts to rehabilitate sea turtle habitats by transplanting coral and seagrass. The results have been incredible, with an increase in sea turtle visits to the Salissingan Island and Gusung Durian sites. Despite a few challenges affecting seagrass coverage, the impressive growth of both seagrass and coral has created optimal conditions for sea turtles to thrive in these areas.
 
Additionally, involving the island community in monitoring sea turtle ecosystems has significantly raised awareness about the importance of protecting marine environments. This engagement goes beyond conservation and includes exploring alternative income sources beyond fishing yields.
 
Let's celebrate these achievements on Coral Triangle Day!
 
#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #Indonesia #coraltriangle #coral #seagrass #rehabilitation #turtles #environment #unhas #university

Three years ago, the Marine Plastic Research Group (MPRG) from the Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries at the University of Hasanuddin began efforts to rehabilitate sea turtle habitats by transplanting coral and seagrass. The results have been incredible, with an increase in sea turtle visits to the Salissingan Island and Gusung Durian sites. Despite a few challenges affecting seagrass coverage, the impressive growth of both seagrass and coral has created optimal conditions for sea turtles to thrive in these areas.

Additionally, involving the island community in monitoring sea turtle ecosystems has significantly raised awareness about the importance of protecting marine environments. This engagement goes beyond conservation and includes exploring alternative income sources beyond fishing yields.

Let`s celebrate these achievements on Coral Triangle Day!

#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #Indonesia #coraltriangle #coral #seagrass #rehabilitation #turtles #environment #unhas #university
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Happy World Oceans Day!
 
Today let’s explore the world beneath the ocean surface to celebrate the marine life that inhabits our oceans. From vibrant coral reefs to majestic whales, our oceans are teeming with a diverse variety of species, each playing a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of our planet's precious ecosystem.
 
Remember every small action we take can have an impact on safeguarding life and ensuring the longevity of our oceans for generations to come.

يوم محيطات عالمي سعيد!
 
دعونا اليوم نستكشف العالم تحت سطح المحيط احتفالًا بالحياة البحرية القائمة في محيطاتنا، حيث تعج محيطاتنا – التي تتنوع فيها الحياة ما بين شعاب مرجانية نابضة بالحياة حتى الحيتان المهيبة - بمجموعة متنوعة من الأنواع الحية، والتي يلعب كل منها دورًا حيويًا في الحفاظ على التوازن الدقيق للنظام البيئي العظيم لكوكبنا.
 
تذكر أن كل إجراء نتخذه مهما كان صغيرًا من الممكن أن يكون له تأثير على حماية الحياة وضمان طول عمر محيطاتنا للأجيال القادمة.
 
 
#MBZFund #conservation #endangeredspecies #worldoceansday #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #marine #oceans #animals #plants #fungi #wildlife #nature #love #like #follow

Happy World Oceans Day!

Today let’s explore the world beneath the ocean surface to celebrate the marine life that inhabits our oceans. From vibrant coral reefs to majestic whales, our oceans are teeming with a diverse variety of species, each playing a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of our planet`s precious ecosystem.

Remember every small action we take can have an impact on safeguarding life and ensuring the longevity of our oceans for generations to come.

يوم محيطات عالمي سعيد!

دعونا اليوم نستكشف العالم تحت سطح المحيط احتفالًا بالحياة البحرية القائمة في محيطاتنا، حيث تعج محيطاتنا – التي تتنوع فيها الحياة ما بين شعاب مرجانية نابضة بالحياة حتى الحيتان المهيبة - بمجموعة متنوعة من الأنواع الحية، والتي يلعب كل منها دورًا حيويًا في الحفاظ على التوازن الدقيق للنظام البيئي العظيم لكوكبنا.

تذكر أن كل إجراء نتخذه مهما كان صغيرًا من الممكن أن يكون له تأثير على حماية الحياة وضمان طول عمر محيطاتنا للأجيال القادمة.


#MBZFund #conservation #endangeredspecies #worldoceansday #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #marine #oceans #animals #plants #fungi #wildlife #nature #love #like #follow
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Happy World Environment Day!
 
Today, we celebrate the incredible beauty and diversity of our planet. At the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, we are dedicated to protecting endangered species including all animals, plants and fungi, preserving our planet’s biodiversity.
 
Every species plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of our ecosystems. To date, we have rediscovered, reintroduced, and protected over 1,700 species - often the less charismatic ones - from extinction. Our mission is to safeguard the future of countless unique and irreplaceable species worldwide.
 
We believe that every species matters. Join us in our mission to protect and conserve our natural world. Together, we can make a difference for generations to come.
 
 
 
نهديكم أطيب الأماني بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للبيئة!
 
 
نحتفل معًا اليوم بالجمال والتنوع الرائعين لكوكبنا. إننا في صندوق محمد بن زايد للمحافظة على الكائنات الحية نكرّس جهودنا لحماية الأنواع المهددة بالانقراض، بما في ذلك كافة الحيوانات والنباتات والفطريات، مما يساهم في الحفاظ على التنوع الحيوي لكوكبنا.
 
يؤدي كل نوع من الأنواع دورًا بالغ الأهمية في حفظ المنظومة البيئية. وقد أعَدنا حتى اليوم اكتشاف وتقديم أكثر من 1700 نوع –حتى الأقل جاذبية من بينها – وقمنا بحمايتها من الانقراض. تقوم رسالتنا على حماية مستقبل أعداد لا تُحصى ولا يوجد لها بديل من الأنواع الأحيائية حول العالم.
 
نؤمن بأن كل نوع من الأنواع يمثل أهمية. انضموا إلينا لتحقيق رسالتنا القائمة على حماية العالم الطبيعي وحفظه. إننا معًا نستطيع صنع الفارق للأجيال القادمة.
 
 
 
 
#MBZFund #conservation #endangeredspecies #worldenvironmentday #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #animals #plants #fungi #wildlife #nature #love #like #follow #SpeciesConservation #ProtectOurPlanet #ConservationMatters #saveourspecies

Happy World Environment Day!

Today, we celebrate the incredible beauty and diversity of our planet. At the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, we are dedicated to protecting endangered species including all animals, plants and fungi, preserving our planet’s biodiversity.

Every species plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of our ecosystems. To date, we have rediscovered, reintroduced, and protected over 1,700 species - often the less charismatic ones - from extinction. Our mission is to safeguard the future of countless unique and irreplaceable species worldwide.

We believe that every species matters. Join us in our mission to protect and conserve our natural world. Together, we can make a difference for generations to come.



نهديكم أطيب الأماني بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للبيئة!


نحتفل معًا اليوم بالجمال والتنوع الرائعين لكوكبنا. إننا في صندوق محمد بن زايد للمحافظة على الكائنات الحية نكرّس جهودنا لحماية الأنواع المهددة بالانقراض، بما في ذلك كافة الحيوانات والنباتات والفطريات، مما يساهم في الحفاظ على التنوع الحيوي لكوكبنا.

يؤدي كل نوع من الأنواع دورًا بالغ الأهمية في حفظ المنظومة البيئية. وقد أعَدنا حتى اليوم اكتشاف وتقديم أكثر من 1700 نوع –حتى الأقل جاذبية من بينها – وقمنا بحمايتها من الانقراض. تقوم رسالتنا على حماية مستقبل أعداد لا تُحصى ولا يوجد لها بديل من الأنواع الأحيائية حول العالم.

نؤمن بأن كل نوع من الأنواع يمثل أهمية. انضموا إلينا لتحقيق رسالتنا القائمة على حماية العالم الطبيعي وحفظه. إننا معًا نستطيع صنع الفارق للأجيال القادمة.




#MBZFund #conservation #endangeredspecies #worldenvironmentday #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #animals #plants #fungi #wildlife #nature #love #like #follow #SpeciesConservation #ProtectOurPlanet #ConservationMatters #saveourspecies
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After months of planning and countless studio sessions, we’re thrilled to unveil Episode 1!
 
Spoiler alert: This episode dives into the incredible journey of an MBZF-supported project.  The National Tropical Botanical Garden are using cutting-edge technology, to rediscover plants once thought extinct in the most remote and hard-to-reach places on the Island of Hawaii.
It’s a gripping tale brought to life by the MBZF podcast team at Repton School Dubai.
 
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sensory adventure. If you love it, don’t forget to rate, and share the link with your family and friends!

Access episode one through the link in @speciesconservationfund bio.
 
#MBZFund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #hawaii #animals #plants #wildlife #nature #love #like #follow #podcast #listen #share #spotify

After months of planning and countless studio sessions, we’re thrilled to unveil Episode 1!
 
Spoiler alert: This episode dives into the incredible journey of an MBZF-supported project.  The National Tropical Botanical Garden are using cutting-edge technology, to rediscover plants once thought extinct in the most remote and hard-to-reach places on the Island of Hawaii.
It’s a gripping tale brought to life by the MBZF podcast team at Repton School Dubai.
 
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sensory adventure. If you love it, don’t forget to rate, and share the link with your family and friends!

Access episode one through the link in @speciesconservationfund bio.
 
#MBZFund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #abudhabi #hawaii #animals #plants #wildlife #nature #love #like #follow #podcast #listen #share #spotify
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The MBZ Fund grant has been crucial for the search for new populations and the conservation of Vellozia sessilis, enabling University of Brasilia to execute this project effectively. With each field expedition, they gathered more valuable information about the species. In this first stage, despite visiting many promising sites without success, they discovered four new populations. This led them to understand that V. sessilis likely has specific requirements related to the type of rock and humidity associated with the terrain. While the species appears abundant in these specific locations, it is important to note that these areas are extremely restricted and confined to a continuum of mountain ranges. Therefore, even if the species has healthy populations, it is essential to prioritize its conservation.
 
The fieldwork will continue, and further stages of this project will proceed thanks to the grant.
 
#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #vellozia_do_cerrado #conservação #unb_oficial #embrapa #icmbio #pnchapadadosveadeiros #jbrj.cncflora #faz.rosmaninho #cerrado #brazil 
#plants #wildlife #nature #photography #environment #love #like #follow

The MBZ Fund grant has been crucial for the search for new populations and the conservation of Vellozia sessilis, enabling University of Brasilia to execute this project effectively. With each field expedition, they gathered more valuable information about the species. In this first stage, despite visiting many promising sites without success, they discovered four new populations. This led them to understand that V. sessilis likely has specific requirements related to the type of rock and humidity associated with the terrain. While the species appears abundant in these specific locations, it is important to note that these areas are extremely restricted and confined to a continuum of mountain ranges. Therefore, even if the species has healthy populations, it is essential to prioritize its conservation.

The fieldwork will continue, and further stages of this project will proceed thanks to the grant.

#mbzfund #conservation #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #sustainability #uae #vellozia_do_cerrado #conservação #unb_oficial #embrapa #icmbio #pnchapadadosveadeiros #jbrj.cncflora #faz.rosmaninho #cerrado #brazil
#plants #wildlife #nature #photography #environment #love #like #follow
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In 2019, @speciesconservationfund successfully completed a 4-year ambitious undertaking; the first coordinated global effort to conserve dugongs and their seagrass habitats. The project incorporated 43 national projects located in Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu, and was managed by 26 local partners including MareCet, Conservation International, WWF Indonesia and The Endangered Wildlife Trust to name a few.
 
“The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project was an incredible journey uniting 57 organizations based across the dugong range around one goal: to improve the conservation and management of seagrass ecosystems vital for dugong populations across the Indian and Pacific Ocean.  This project benefited over 200 coastal communities and provided essential data for future conservation efforts.
The Project would not have been possible without the local communities, dugong range countries, conservation organizations on the ground, the CMS Dugong Technical Group of experts, UN Environment and GEF. Thank you all for your dedication and support! “
 
Maya Bankova, Strategic Planning and Program Manager
 
#mbzfund #species #worlddugongday #dugong #conservation #oceans #marine #mammals #Malaysia #Mozambique #SriLanka #Vanuatu #SolomonIslands #TimorLeste #uae #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #environment #like #follow

In 2019, @speciesconservationfund successfully completed a 4-year ambitious undertaking; the first coordinated global effort to conserve dugongs and their seagrass habitats. The project incorporated 43 national projects located in Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu, and was managed by 26 local partners including MareCet, Conservation International, WWF Indonesia and The Endangered Wildlife Trust to name a few.

“The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project was an incredible journey uniting 57 organizations based across the dugong range around one goal: to improve the conservation and management of seagrass ecosystems vital for dugong populations across the Indian and Pacific Ocean. This project benefited over 200 coastal communities and provided essential data for future conservation efforts.
The Project would not have been possible without the local communities, dugong range countries, conservation organizations on the ground, the CMS Dugong Technical Group of experts, UN Environment and GEF. Thank you all for your dedication and support! “

Maya Bankova, Strategic Planning and Program Manager

#mbzfund #species #worlddugongday #dugong #conservation #oceans #marine #mammals #Malaysia #Mozambique #SriLanka #Vanuatu #SolomonIslands #TimorLeste #uae #endangeredspecies #wildlifeconservation #environment #like #follow
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