29-05-2013 - Kingiodendron pinnatum
Kingiodendron pinnatum (DC.) Harms (Family: Caesalpiniaceae), an endangered species and population is under threat due to habitat degradation and unscientific overexploitation of the oleo-resin and timber. The present study is aimed at survey and documentation of population size, structure and dynamics of species in Western Ghats, Karnataka and awareness programme on its importance and problem associated with the species and conservation aspects
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29-05-2013 - Normania
The project is dedicated to Normania triphylla Lowe, an endemic target species, with critically endangered status found in the Madeira Laurisilva forest, a habitat classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The project goals are the survey of species distribution, evaluation of ecogeographic diversity, in situ and ex situ conservation, monitoring and reinforcement of plant populations. The work will be carried by ISOPlexis Genebank, Madeira ...
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29-05-2013 - Arjan or Garjan (Bengali)
Dipterocarpus gracilis Blume.
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23-09-2012 - Large bellflower
Fewer than 50 large bellflowers survive on unstable cliffs of High Peak, St Helena. They are believed to hybridise extensively with the small bellflower (Wahlenbergia angustifolia), and are threatened with imminent extinction. This project aims to understand the hybridisation issues through genetic analyses and pollination studies. Once pure individuals have been identified, informed conservation plans will be produced and a cultivated breeding ...
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20-09-2012 - Sinkhole Cycad
Montgomery Botanical Center, Belize Botanic Gardens, Florida International University, Green Hills Botanical Collections, and Ya’axche Conservation Trust will collaborate on in situ fieldwork to identify populations of Zamia prasina (now believed to be Zamia decumbens) a critically endangered species endemic to Belize. This rare sinkhole dwelling species is of great conservation concern, habitat is limited and plants are apparently being ...
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20-09-2012 - Puerto Rico manjack (PR), Black sage (BVI)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's UK Overseas Territories Programme are working together with British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican partners to conserve the Critically Endangered plant, Cordia rupicola, a member of the Boraginaceae family.
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23-05-2012 - Arahara
Critically Endangered, Rare, Phylloxylon xiphoclada (Fabaceae): shrub, flattened, cladodinous stems,white, pea-like flowers. Its wood exceptionally hard ,used for tool handles, to have medicinal uses. Herbarium specimens collected from a small area (less than 10 km²) on the Malagasy Highlands. Most of the plants in the population had been burnt by a wildfire. Such fires are frequent, major threat to the survival of this species.
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08-03-2012 - Honduran rosewood
Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Ya’axché Conservation Trust, and partners are increasing patrols in the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Toledo District, Belize to thwart the urgent threat of illegal logging in and around the Preserve, and are conducting population assessments and species verification of D. stevensonii to design and sustain long term conservation strategies for this highly valued tree species.
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04-01-2012 - Pear sp.
FFI works to conserve threatened tree species in the Childukhtaron region of Tajikistan. A baseline survey supported by MBZ found sporadic, declining presence of critically endangered pear species, Pyrus tadshikistanica and Pyrus korshinskyi, which are threatened by cutting, over-grazing, harvesting and sapling collection for root stock. This project will conduct a survey, threat analysis and workshops to develop a species conservation action ...
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04-01-2012 - Liverworts
A international team of collaborators, led by Matt von Konrat, are undertaking biodiversity studies of a group of plants commonly called bryophytes, especially focusing on liverworts from Fiji. Only scant data exist for both groups of organisms compared to many animal and seed plant groups of the region. Studies of these organisms extend beyond taxonomy and biodiversity, including their application to conservation and environmental monitoring.
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