2,274Grants to

1,458(Sub)Species

Europe

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 125 grants constituting a total donation of $1,174,077 for species conservation projects based in Europe.

Conservation Case Studies in Europe

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251197) - Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon - Awarded $10,000 on December 09, 2010
09-12-2010 - Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon

Of six Danube sturgeon species, five are Critically Endangered, with one species already extinct. Illegal harvest and caviar trade are the greatest direct threat to their survival. A compilation of background information, an under-cover market survey in Romania and Bulgaria - the two most relevant countries - and DNA analysis of caviar samples provide strong evidence to initiate determined counteractions by authorities and decision-makers.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905653) - Conifers - Awarded $24,200 on February 14, 2010
14-02-2010 - Conifers

The project aims to re-assess all conifer species in the world (615) for the IUCN Red List. The first assessment dates from 1999, the second is aimed to be completed towards the end of 2011. This will provide important plant data for the IUCN Red List Index.

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