2,504Grants to

1,574(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 46 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $535,418.

Fungi Conservation Case Studies

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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