2,094Grants to


Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 182513438

Habitat restoration of three endangered fungi species in Benin (Afroboletus luteolus, Strobilomyces echinatus and Cantharellus congolensis)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182513438) - Yellow afrobolete  - Awarded $6,000 on December 10, 2018

 Human activities such as agriculture and logging as well as climate change cause the extinction of animal, plant and fungal species. In order to save the biodiversity to widespread extinction, it is necessary to undertake potential actions to protect their habitat. 

Thus,  this project aims to:

- Enrich the forests area of occupancy of endangered fungal species in Benin  by ectomycorrhizal tree species, 

- Evaluate the distribution and demography of the populations of three fungal species highly endangered in Benin specially in the gallery forest of Bassila, gallery forest Kota and Birni forest reserve and

- Establish an educational program for the conservation and sustainable for the fungal species threatened in Benin.


Project documents