International

Biodiversity and Conservation of the Critically Endangered Freshwater Mussels in Morocco: ecogeographic, genetic and physiological information

Coordinator: Manuel Lopes Lima
UTAD/CITAB Coordinator: Simone da Graça Pinto Varandas

The main objectives of the project are:

1 - Surveys nselected catchments to detect the main populations (Rivers Mda, Grou, Sous/Massa and Draa).

2- Densities and demographic studies;

3- Threat evaluation;

4 - One year monitoring to establish main ecophysiological traits of each species;

5 - Molecular work to solve taxonomic and phylogenetic issues and to describe their genetic diversity;

6- Development of action plans;

7 - Outreach Program

Project Details

Status

Concluded

Start date

May 2016

Duration

12 months

Funding

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Financing

US§ 12 000

Responsible institution

CIIMAR/UP

Partners

Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech (Morocco)