1,869Grants to

1,236(Sub)Species

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 188 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,744,047.

Plant Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251854) - Hydrangea species - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Hydrangea species

Mexico is the fourth most diverse country in the world in terms of biodiversity, yet many new plant species still awaiting discovery are already endangered with extinction as a consequence of deforestation and habitat destruction. In the framework of this project we study and aim to conserve new "Hortensia" (Hydrangea) species in central and southern Mexico.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11051666) - Mantequero - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Mantequero

Magnolia cubensis subsp. acunae species and Podocarpus angustifolius are scattered in the montane rainforests of the Guamuhaya range. Nowadays, most of their habitats are devoted to coffee plantations. These rainforests have a major role capturing the rain and the humidity from the clouds, and controlling soil erosion, runoff and flooding. The rainforest restoration is also essential for the economic welfare in the region.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251915) - Pelahlar - Awarded $4,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Pelahlar

The giant tree Dipterocarpus littoralis is restricted only to Nusakambangan Island in Central Java. It has been categorized as critically endangered by IUCN since 1997 and included nationally on list of priority species for 2008-2018 Indonesia conservation action. This project aims to measure the distribution, population size and structure as well as environmental conditions that influence the presence and density of D. littoralis.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251742) - Afrothismia - Awarded $10,000 on December 28, 2010
28-12-2010 - Afrothismia

The main hypothesis of this study was to understand the species composition, ecology, distribution and diversity of Thismiaceae in Cameroon in different habitats, and to formulate new models on how to study this group of plants in other countries. This study will lead to the revision of Thismiaceae in Africa and the Flora of Thismiaceae of Cameroon.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051334) - Liverwort - Awarded $4,700 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Liverwort

Sauteria spongiosa (Kashyap) S. Hatt.is an endangered liverwort occuring at 2400 m of elevation in Kathmandu Valley. None of its report has been made since 1982. This work is connected basically to investigate the current status of Sauteria spongiosa and document all the exiating diversity of bryophyte species occuring in different potential habitats of Kathmandu Mountains.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10051327) - Catechu - Awarded $1,475 on July 06, 2010
06-07-2010 - Catechu

The management of species depends upon the adopted management system for a particular forest and the role of gender or the forest user groups involvement in the proper handling of the adopted management system. Thus, if totally protected management system adopted for any threatened/vulnerable species and its proper regulation by the user groups then definitely results in increase in no.of species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 10251255) - Fruit and nut plants - Awarded $10,000 on June 08, 2010
08-06-2010 - Fruit and nut plants

This project’s goal is to conserve threatened tree species of the fruit and nut forests in Childukhtaron, Tajikistan. FFI aims to increase local community knowledge and raise awareness of rare and threatened tree species; build capacity of the local state forest service to recognize and monitor threatened and flagship tree species; and improve the status through propagation in nurseries for later reintroduction into the forest.

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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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925264) - Podostemaceae family - Awarded $5,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Podostemaceae family

The Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has been providential as it helped our project in a decisive step towards the conservation of 5 threaten freshwater plants species from the Podostemaceae family, found in Edea at the hydro-electric dam site: Winklerella dichotoma (CR) , Zehnderia microgyna (CR) and Dicraeanthus zehnderi (CR) (see photo) endemic to the site; Leiothylax quangensis (EN) and Dicraeanthus africanus (VU).

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0925806) - Pepper-bark tree - Awarded $10,000 on December 08, 2009
08-12-2009 - Pepper-bark tree

Through this project, it was discovered that the Pepper-bark tree is more threatened than previously classified on the national Plant Red Data List (Vulnerable)

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