2,504Grants to

1,574(Sub)Species

Europe

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 137 grants constituting a total donation of $1,273,689 for species conservation projects based in Europe.

Conservation Case Studies in Europe

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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 190520172) - Thick shelled river mussel - Awarded $4,490 on April 28, 2019
28-04-2019 - Thick shelled river mussel

Conservation of the endangered mussel Unio crassus in the Southern Bug River (Ukraine), which is under threat of hydrotechnical construction

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518977) - Mediterranean Pillow Coral   - Awarded $6,500 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Mediterranean Pillow Coral

Conservation actions for monitoring and protecting the endangered and the only reef-like structured species in the Mediterranean Sea, Cladocora caespitosa

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182519021) - Short-snouted seahorse - Awarded $13,060 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Short-snouted seahorse

The unknown European seahorses:contribution to increasing the knowledge for the classification and conservation status of the Atlantic seahorse in Portugal

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