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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04-01-2012 - Dragon tree
Dracaena ombet is globally endangered tree, it known as dragon tree, is a flagship for afromontane ecoregion, its populations in Hargeisa in Somaliland; and Goda & hemed mountains in Djibouti are threatened. Is under rapid decline due to climate change & habitats degradation. There is urgent need for start monitoring and survey action, work with local NGOs to prepare conservation action plan for the species
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04-01-2012 - Acer skutchii
I examined the ecology and genetics of all Acer skutchii populations in America. As a result, I identified that the maple from western Mexico was a different species: Acer bizayedii (new species). This project was decisive to the establishment of a new protected natural area. The protected area was created on January 2016 to ensure the preservation of Acer binzayedii and its natural habitat.
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04-01-2012 - Roble criollo (Southamerican Oak)
Amburana cearensis was a common tree of the piedmont forest of the Southern Yungas of northwestern Argentina. Due to its excellent wood it is very desirable by timber industries. However, A. cearensis has been overexploited by unsustainable timber logging that completely removed large trees and depleted stocks, and timber management did not assure its regeneration. The species is categorized as Endangered by IUCN.
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20-11-2011 - Macquarie Island Cushion Plant
Azorella macquariensis is a keystone species endemic to Macquarie Island. In 2008 large areas of A.macquariensis were observed to be dying. Research is continuing to determine the the cause of the dieback. The project objectives are to maintain an ex-situ collection of A.macquariensis on Macquarie Island and increase viable holdings of seed in the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
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14-11-2011 - Falkland Nassauvia
Nassauvia falklandica is a Critically Endangered sub-shrub, endemic to the Falklands. Only known at two locations and in small numbers this project enables vital field work to be undertaken in the remote hills of West Falkland. Botanical surveys will target sites identified using MaxEnt habitat suitability modelling and GoogleEarth imagery. The overall aim is to seek further populations, assess each site and inform conservation planning.
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02-11-2011 - Middelburg cycad
Integrated conservation of Encephalartos middelburgensis a critically endangered species in South Africa.
E. middelburgensis population has declined continuously due to poaching and disease at the estimated rate of >80% over the past 50 years. It is estimated that only around 120 matured individuals are surviving in the natural population at present (Donaldson, 2009).
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