2,041Grants to

1,341(Sub)Species

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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 211 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,927,637.

Plant Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11251770) - Dendroseris neriifolia - Awarded $10,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Dendroseris neriifolia

Juan Fernandez Islands biodiversity has both highly levels of endemism and extinction threat. Currently, from 133 endemic species of vascular flora, more than 70% are globally listed as endangered. Eight species are been classified as extinct and 52 Critically Endangered. This project aims to develope management conservation plan to prevent extinctions of 8 CR Juan Fernandez plant species.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 11252135) - Stachys virgata  - Awarded $9,000 on June 27, 2011
27-06-2011 - Stachys virgata

Stachys virgata (Lamiaceae) was known from historical collections made in Peloponnisos (Greece); the last one dated in 1844. The species was rediscovered in 2005 and subsequently documented in 18 populations (1 now extinct) with a total of 355 mature plants. Twelve populations comprise 20 plants or fewer. Maintaining at least the populations growing in private land is a key point in conserving the species.

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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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