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Razan Al

Effective conservation.
Sustainable development.

Candidate for the IUCN Presidency, 2021–2024

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MBZ Fund to provide relief grants to help grassroots conservation NGOs survive pandemic and recession

English Español Français العربيةMany grassroots conservation organizations are facing layoffs, cutbacks, and even the prospect of ceasing operations completely because of the twin crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and global recession. In response to the crises, Razan Al Mubarak, the Founding Managing Director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund), announced this…

Sighting of rare Steppe Whimbrel in Abu Dhabi signals progress for MBZ Fund-supported project

English Español Français العربيةSome good news has risen from Abu Dhabi with the help of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Conservation Fund), where Razan Al Mubarak serves as the founding managing director.  As reported by The National, a Steppe Whimbrel, of which only 100 exist today, was photographed on Saadiyat Island by…

Razan for Sustainability Times: “Covid-19 has battered conservation work, but we can still succeed”

English Español Français العربيةFor more than a decade, scientists like Luis Ortiz-Catedral have been working to protect the Galápagos pink land iguana (Conolophus marthae). The species faces a range of threats including feral cats and rats, which prey on eggs and young reptiles. Their scientists' work, however, came to an halt in April when the…

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