Magnolia Conservation Action Plan

The Dominican Republic’s threatened Magnolias – Magnolia domingensis (CR), M. hamorii (EN) and M. pallescens (EN) – occur in the cloud forests ranging from 1,200-2,080 m above sea level of the island’s central and southeastern parts. The species are at risk of extinction primarily as a result of indiscriminate felling for timber exploitation, forest fires, construction of summer holiday huts, as well as conversion of native forests to land for agriculture and livestock grazing. To address these threats, this integrated conservation action plan is pursuing the following objectives:

1) Gathering information on the distributional range and extent of the populations of the three species;

2) Collaborating with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to propagate the species, establish ex situ conservation collections, and initiate in situ population reinforcement trials;

3) Developing a series of outreach and educational activities to raise awareness of the public of the conservation value of the three species; and

4) Engaging land owners to grow the Magnolia species on their properties and becoming involved in conservation of native plant diversity in general.

Associated resources

  • Plan de acción de conservación integrada de las Magnolias (Magnoliaceae) amenazadas de República Dominicana - Magnolia domingensis - M. hamorii - M. pallescens

    Policy and Advocacy, Tree Conservation / Publication / English

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