2,617Grants to



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. 172516417) - Apennine yellow-bellied toad - Awarded $8,000 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Apennine yellow-bellied toad

The objective of our project is to ensure the persistence of Bombina pachypus in Liguria (NW Italy) through habitat restoration and the establishment of new populations. The project is a continuation of the funded project n. 152510524, achieving all stated objectives: we clarified the causes of the species decline, identified new populations, developed and tested a sustainable reintroduction method, carried out releases and habitat management.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170515331) - Ichneumon-wasp - Awarded $4,000 on May 01, 2017
01-05-2017 - Ichneumon-wasp

This project is focused on diversity and role of Ichneumon-wasps in indicating the condition of natural Carpathian forests ecosystems. We include outreach activities aiming to share knowledge with foresters, students and amateur entomologists, and attract attention of general public to role of these insects in forest ecosystems and necessity of their protection

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514588) - Beluga sturgeon - Awarded $13,500 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Beluga sturgeon

”Survey and Research in the Natural Habitat in the Northwest of the Black Sea, of the Criticall Endangered Anadromous Sturgeon Species” It was an extremely interesting project that helped us to continue our monitoring and research of the Flagspecies of the Danube River, Beluga Sturgeon, Russian Sturgeon and Stellate Sturgeon and make a step forward in their conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514415) - Aeolian Wall Lizard - Awarded $11,440 on December 19, 2016
19-12-2016 - Aeolian Wall Lizard

Eolizard. Vulnerability to invasion and conservation genetics of the endemic Aeolian lizard, Podarcis raffoneae

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162513888) - Gran Canaria Creasted Grasshopper - Awarded $12,500 on September 22, 2016
22-09-2016 - Gran Canaria Creasted Grasshopper

The Gran Canaria Crested Grasshopper was only known from a single specimen collected in 1949 until it was rediscovered on Gran Canaria in 2015. We now started a conservation project for this species. Our aim is to study distribution and population size of the species and identify priority areas for its conservation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512530) - Adriatic Marmored Bush-cricket  - Awarded $7,500 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - Adriatic Marmored Bush-cricket

Our aim is to preserve the Adriatic Marbled Bush-Cricket from extinction. This species is only known from three small populations in Italy and one larger in Slovenia. We have compiled two national action plans for the species, which are now being implemented. Our project has helped to raise awareness and implement the first conservation action for this rare bush-cricket species .

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512949) - White-clawed Crayfish - Awarded $7,500 on April 21, 2016
21-04-2016 - White-clawed Crayfish

Freshwater crayfish conservation in northern Italy: prevention of extinctions and restoration of a key population of Austropotamobius pallipes. This project will allow to obtain effective and update data on the causes driving the exctinctions currently occurring in northern Italy. It will also restore a key population in the Monte Barro regional Park and provide management instructions for the last streams inhabited by A. pallipes.

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