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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 146 grants constituting a total donation of $1,344,189 for species conservation projects based in Europe.

Conservation Case Studies in Europe

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202524104) - Madeiran Green Bush-Cricket  - Awarded $16,000 on September 22, 2020
22-09-2020 - Madeiran Green Bush-Cricket

The Madeiran green bush-cricket (Psalmatophanes barretoi) is endemic to Madeira. According to the IUCN Red List, the species is vulnerable. The main threat to the species is the increasing frequency of wildfires on the island. Hence, in this project, the population and behaviour dynamics of the species from the wildfire effects will be studied based on field work, genetic and phenotypic measurements.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202523456) - Horstrissea dolinicola  - Awarded $11,000 on April 19, 2020
19-04-2020 - Horstrissea dolinicola

Actions for in situ conservation of the unique population of the monotypic plant genus Horstrissea in central Crete (Greece)

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521379) - Idle crayfish - Awarded $6,300 on December 29, 2019
29-12-2019 - Idle crayfish

Conservation of Austropotamobius bihariensis, a novel endemic species discovered in North Western Romania

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521247) - Greater Capricorn beetle - Awarded $7,500 on September 26, 2019
26-09-2019 - Greater Capricorn beetle

The use of conservation detection dogs to survey the critical endangered greater Capricorn beetle. There is only one remaining Swedish population of the species. To save the species a reintroduction programme was developed. Monitoring of the reintroduction to assess the success is crucial in the future management of the species in Sweden. This project will develop an effective monitoring method for the greater Capricorn beetle.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521809) - Etruscan chub - Awarded $13,500 on September 24, 2019
24-09-2019 - Etruscan chub

The project is aimed at improve the conservation status of two fish species endemic to Italy: the Etruscan chub Squalius lucumonis (Bianco, 1983) and the South European nase Protochondrostoma genei (Bonaparte, 1839). For both species a decreasing population trend is reported (IUCN, 2019). The concrete conservation actions include: alien species eradication, restocking activities to support declining populations, establishment of protected areas ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192520359) - Gador's snapdragon - Awarded $11,500 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Gador's snapdragon

Gadoria falukei (Plantaginaceae) is an Angiosperm species critically endangered, recently discovered, endemic from a unique locality of the Sierra de Gádor in Almeria province, Spain. This project aims to perform fieldwork to search for new locations of the specie, conduct a comprehensive census, and know its genetic structure. All to assess its real threat and propose measures to ensure its conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192520876) - sandbar shark - Awarded $7,700 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - sandbar shark

Monitoring parturition and nursery sites and development of effective protection actions for endangered shark species (C. plumbeus and P. glauca) at fine regional scale.

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