2,801Grants to


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has awarded 54 grants for this species type, constituting a total donation of $638,418.

Fungi Conservation Case Studies

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232532246) - Swiss cheese mushroom - Awarded $10,000 on September 27, 2023
27-09-2023 - Swiss cheese mushroom

Population survey, molecular characterization and ex situ conservation of the endangered South American edible fungal species Rickiella edulis Rickiella edulis is facing a high threat of extinction (Endangered) and its current population (ca. 2,000 individuals) is decreasing. It is a forestal species and its main threat is deforestation and forest fragmentation.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 232531493) - Lamelloporus americanus - Awarded $13,000 on May 03, 2023
03-05-2023 - Lamelloporus americanus

Latin America Workshop: Promoting conservation of the Latin American Funga through specialists' capacitation and extinction risk assessment of threatened fungi

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 222530589) - Wrightoporia araucariae - Awarded $20,000 on December 20, 2022
20-12-2022 - Wrightoporia araucariae

First efforts to preserve Wrightoporia auraucariae, a rare and critically endangered species endemic to Araucaria forests

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 202524755) - Fomitiporia nubicola - Awarded $11,600 on September 23, 2020
23-09-2020 - Fomitiporia nubicola

Conservation of mountain biodiversity: efforts to understand Fomitiporia nubicola distribution, a Drimys exclusive fungus from threatened Cloud Forest

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518687) - Shelf fungi - Awarded $11,000 on December 20, 2018
20-12-2018 - Shelf fungi

Monitoring of very rare fungus species Buglossoporus magnus for conservation action in old growth lowland rainforests of Sarawak.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 182518969) - Tea-tree Fingers - Awarded $15,500 on October 02, 2018
02-10-2018 - Tea-tree Fingers

Assessing the conservation status of the most threatened fungi in New Zealand and Australia. An Australasian Fungal Red Listing Workshop will be held in Melbourne, Australia, on 22-26 July 2019. Invitations have been extended to international and Australasian experts, linking to the Global Red List Initiative led by Dahlberg, Krikorev,and Mueller.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1705199) - Stone flower - Awarded $5,000 on September 18, 2017
18-09-2017 - Stone flower

Assessment of Conservation Status and Development of the Red list for Western Ghats Usneoid Lichens

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162512330) - Boreal Felt Lichen - Awarded $10,000 on April 20, 2016
20-04-2016 - Boreal Felt Lichen

Developing conservation strategies for the critically endangered lichen Erioderma pedicellatum in Kamchatka

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152510692) - Galapagos Spiny Gladiator Lichen - Awarded $15,000 on April 22, 2015
22-04-2015 - Galapagos Spiny Gladiator Lichen

Assessing Galapagos endemic Lichens for the Global Fungal Red List Initiative: For almost ten years the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands has worked on a species inventory of lichens, a neglected, yet highly diverse group of organisms. Our project now focuses on assessing the conservation status of endemic lichen species in the archipelago, working on the first IUCN red-list of Galapagos Lichens.

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