1,924Grants to

1,278(Sub)Species

Europe

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 104 grants constituting a total donation of $942,964 for species conservation projects based in Europe.

Conservation Case Studies in Europe

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14258012) - Montseny newt - Awarded $5,000 on April 29, 2014
29-04-2014 - Montseny newt

In the south of Europe, at only 60 km of one of the most popular cities of the world, Barcelona, there is the Biosphere Reserve and Natural Park of Montseny. This mountain range is the home of one of the latest amphibians decribed in Europe, the most endangered of the western side of the continent, the Montseny's newt (Calotriton arnoldi).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257926) - Moldavian meadow viper - Awarded $9,500 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Moldavian meadow viper

The Moldavian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica) is a critically endangered subspecies of the Orsini's viper, endemic to eastern Romania. It occurs only in a handful of small sized, highly vulnerable habitats. The main goals of this project are (i) to establish a solid scientific background for the conservation of the Moldavian meadow viper and (ii) holding a raising awareness campaign in the local community.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257726) - Blunt-nosed viper - Awarded $5,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Blunt-nosed viper

The nominate subspecies of the blunt-nosed viper (Macrovipera lebetina lebetina) is restricted to Cyprus, where it is frequently persecuted by locals. This survey aims at finding out data about the biology, ecology and conservation status of the viper, including its morphological features, habitats, population data and information on its conservation situation. I am also designing and discussing conservation guidelines for Macrovipera l. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257258) - Fadejew leech - Awarded $7,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Fadejew leech

Conservation of the Fadejew leech (Fadejewobdella quinqueannulata) in wetlands of East Europe

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257029) - Angel shark - Awarded $10,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - Angel shark

The European angel shark is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List and is extinct from much of its historic range. The last known angel shark population stronghold is in the Canary Islands, and ZSL is working closely with local partners and dive clubs to gather information and conserve this species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13056879) - White-clawed crayfish - Awarded $5,000 on September 30, 2013
30-09-2013 - White-clawed crayfish

The white-clawed crayfish is endangered throughout its range in the UK and rest of Europe and is a keystone species of river habitats. The project will aim to optimise captive breeding techniques to produce healthy bood stock for supplementation of wild populations and setting up ark sites (safe havens). Long-term genetic monitoring of broodstock and ark sites will assess population health.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13255498) - Normania - Awarded $12,500 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Normania

The project is dedicated to Normania triphylla Lowe, an endemic target species, with critically endangered status found in the Madeira Laurisilva forest, a habitat classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The project goals are the survey of species distribution, evaluation of ecogeographic diversity, in situ and ex situ conservation, monitoring and reinforcement of plant populations. The work will be carried by ISOPlexis Genebank, Madeira ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13256173) - Great Raft Spider - Awarded $5,000 on May 29, 2013
29-05-2013 - Great Raft Spider

Our project is dedicated to rare European spider species Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) (great raft spider) in Belarus. The main goal of our work is to find sites where this species is present to register them officially (create microreserves) and provide conservation activities that will give a chance to save great raft spider not only in Belarus but in the whole Europe.

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