Arab Society for Fungal Conservation was founded during the Sixteenth Congress of European Mycologists, which was held in Greece in September 2011 to work on the preservation of fungi in the Arab world as a result of what ails fungi from my inside reports on biodiversity in all Arab countries or mind within the plant kingdom and lack information about them, taking into account the fact that this association is still nascent.
Vision: Arab Society for Fungal Conservation bother to support efforts to create a network of associations working in the field of fungal conservation at various levels (local and international) and raise the level of awareness among scientists in the Arab world to promote the protection of wildlife and biodiversity of fungi and microorganisms.
Mission: Promotion, protection and development of ecosystems, habitats and wildlife and its diverse especially fungi from different aspects, and raise awareness of the importance of fungal conservation and access to more economic methods of sustainable and harmonious with the nature of human life in the Arab world.
ASFC already signed many cooperation protocols with the:
- The Mycological Society of Romania (Iasi, Romania, 29 April 2015)
- The Korean Society of Mycology (Korea, 18 January 2016)
- Minnesota Mycological Society (USA, 8th of August 2016)
- The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Alexandria, Egypt, 29 January 2017)
- African Mycological Association (Benin, 20 September 2017)
Meetings and conferences: The Second International Conference on Mycology in MENA (ICM-2018) is organized by Arab Society for Fungal Conservation (ASFC). Theme of Conference : Fungi in a Changing World Venue: Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt. Date: October 16 - 18, 2018.