2,152Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 40 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $460,950.

Fungi Conservation Case Studies

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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