2,801Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 248 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $1,866,376.

Invertebrate Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202524398) - Bei-Bienko’s Plump Bush-cricket - Awarded $23,100 on September 23, 2020
23-09-2020 - Bei-Bienko’s Plump Bush-cricket

Bei-Bienko’s Plump Bush-cricket is an endemic species to the Slovak Karst, Central Europe. The species is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, being restricted to the last six isolated subpopulations. To prevent the species from extinction, the main objective of this project is to propose a conservation strategy based upon robust information on the species’ distribution, population status, ecology and threats.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202522400) - Madeiran land snail - Awarded $10,000 on September 23, 2020
23-09-2020 - Madeiran land snail

The project targets nine critically endangered land snails from the Madeira Island (Portugal), which are not recorded alive for, at least, 30 years. ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202524104) - Madeiran Green Bush-Cricket  - Awarded $16,000 on September 22, 2020
22-09-2020 - Madeiran Green Bush-Cricket

The Madeiran green bush-cricket (Psalmatophanes barretoi) is endemic to Madeira. According to the IUCN Red List, the species is vulnerable. The main threat to the species is the increasing frequency of wildfires on the island. Hence, in this project, the population and behaviour dynamics of the species from the wildfire effects will be studied based on field work, genetic and phenotypic measurements.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 200523736) - Cozumel's cave sea star - Awarded $4,950 on April 19, 2020
19-04-2020 - Cozumel's cave sea star

Conservation status of two micro-endemic echinoderm species inhabiting a subterranean estuary in Cozumel, Mexico

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521379) - Idle crayfish - Awarded $6,300 on December 29, 2019
29-12-2019 - Idle crayfish

Conservation of Austropotamobius bihariensis, a novel endemic species discovered in North Western Romania

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521247) - Greater Capricorn beetle - Awarded $7,500 on September 26, 2019
26-09-2019 - Greater Capricorn beetle

The use of conservation detection dogs to survey the critical endangered greater Capricorn beetle. There is only one remaining Swedish population of the species. To save the species a reintroduction programme was developed. Monitoring of the reintroduction to assess the success is crucial in the future management of the species in Sweden. This project will develop an effective monitoring method for the greater Capricorn beetle.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 192521893) - Pachystyla bicolor - Awarded $5,979 on September 25, 2019
25-09-2019 - Pachystyla bicolor

Our project targeted one of the most endangered snail species in Mauritius, the Pachystyla bicolor. From four individuals, we captive bred more than 500 individuals to create a captive colony and individuals for release. We designed and built two predator proof fences to exclude all the snails' predators in their natural environment and released 50 adults in each enclosure, which are surviving, growing and breeding.

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