2,675Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 51 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $597,418.

Fungi Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 142510227) - Loyo - Awarded $20,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Loyo

Conservation of threatened fungi in Chile. Our objective is measure the impacts of harvesting on the mycelium, and determine whether different harvesting techniques can play an important role for the survival of Boletus loyo. Also, educate the people of the indigenous communities so they harvest correctly and respectfully towards the species through teaching them what fungi are, and which endangered species live in their forests.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14054653) - Lichens - Awarded $5,000 on December 28, 2014
28-12-2014 - Lichens

Assessment of Several Epiphytic Lichens Conservation Status and Development of the National Red List for Armenia

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 13257489) - Tree lungwort                                           - Awarded $15,000 on December 23, 2013
23-12-2013 - Tree lungwort

Lichens are mutualistic symbiotic organisms composed of fungal and green-algal partners. This project aims at mapping the distribution of lichens species on Mount Kilimanjaro including new species and studying the population genetics of Lobaria pulmonaria, a widespread but regionally threatened forest macro-lichen. The findings will enhance efforts on African tropical montane forest conservation so as to mitigate the effects of environmental ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051505) - Lichen - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Lichen

The long-neglected lichen described as Cladonia trapezuntica was rediscovered thanks to the MBZ Fund. Molecular, morphological, and chemical analyses resulted that C. trapezuntica is a robust morphotype of Pycnothelia papillaria. Consequently, the southeastern distribution limit of P. papillaria is extended to Turkey. This species was evaluated as critically endangered (CR) based on several criteria.

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