2,041Grants to

1,341(Sub)Species

Europe

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 112 grants constituting a total donation of $1,022,277 for species conservation projects based in Europe.

Conservation Case Studies in Europe

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510206) - Crau Plain Grasshopper - Awarded $11,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Crau Plain Grasshopper

The Critically Endangered Crau Plain Grasshopper is endemic to the Crau Steppe in southern France. The species declined dramatically during the last decade even in habitats that appeared to be suitable. Only four sub-populations are left, which are highly fragmented. A strategic conservation plan has been developed in 2014. Our project aims at implementing this plan and save this species from extinction.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510202) - La Palma Stick Grasshopper - Awarded $11,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - La Palma Stick Grasshopper

We try to know which are the host plant species for the endangered grasshopper Acrostira euphorbiae in order to know if recent alterations (fires, grazing, cutting off)) in its reduced distribution area have seriously affected the feeding possibilities. We will study trophic preferences by means of microhistology of faeces in the wild and experimental feeding tests in the lab.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259433) - Mediterranean monk seal - Awarded $12,500 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Mediterranean monk seal

Scientific monitoring and promotion of the conservation of a newly discovered Mediterranean monk seal colony at the island of Evia,Greece

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14259980) - European mink - Awarded $4,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - European mink

Distribution and habitat assessment of European mink, Critically Endangered species The European mink is one of the most rare and endangered mammals existing in whole Europe and in Ukraine. The project aims to develop species conservation action plan via assessment of distribution, total population size, ecology and threats of European mink.

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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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