Rhododendron survey on the Cycloops Mountains.

The Cycloops Mountains are an isolated mountain range on the northern side of the biodiversity-rich island of New Guinea. The Rhododendron flora of the mountains has been studied since the 19thC, but was not intensively surveyed until the 1960s. Currently there are 7 known species of Rhododendron in the range, including the charismatic Rhododendron leucogigas. The […]

Conservation and restoration of threatened <i>Nothofagus</i> species of South America

For centuries, Nothofagus forests in South America have suffered severe fragmentation and destruction from actions including land use change, over-exploitation, pests, fires and human-induced climate change. A crucial new project, funded by the Swiss-based Fondation Franklinia, targets the conservation, ecological restoration and capacity building to benefit the three threatened Nothofagus species native to South America: […]

The Global Conservation Gap Analysis of Magnolia Published

Magnolia is a globally diverse, iconic and threatened tree genus. Species of the group are ecologically, economically and culturally important throughout their ranges in North and South America and Asia. Common threats and challenges to conservation mean collaborative conservation planning and action are essential for this group. As lead institution of the Global Conservation Consortium […]

Conserving the wealth of species in biodiversity hotspots

The Global Conservation Consortia (GCC) aim to pool efforts and expertise across national boundaries and between disciplines to prevent species extinctions in focal plant groups. GCC Erica coordinates an international response to such threats in the heaths, or heathers, of which hundreds of species are found only in South Africa’s spectacularly diverse Cape Floristic Region […]