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Nusair's mountain Iris (Iris nusairiensis)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 212527737

Habitat and population assessment of the rare, critically endangered and endemic Iris nusairiensis in the Syrian coastal mountains

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 212527737) - Nusair's mountain Iris - Awarded $10,000 on January 14, 2022


The research objectives will include the study of Iris nusairiensis´s:

 1- Population size, distribution.

2- Life history & ecology: microhabitat description.

3- Threats and impacts: research on relations of local communities with the plant.

4- Trend of the population during the armed conflict, comparing data from 2011 to the actual data.

5- Proposals and insights for conservation and management actions.

6- Environmental education actions for this species conservation in local communities.

Project 212527737 location - Syria, Asia