The Red List of Mexican Cloud Forest Trees

The Red List of Mexican Cloud Forest Trees (2011) assesses 762 tree species, representing 85 botanical families and finds that over 60% are threatened with extinction. The cloud forests of Mexico are immensely valuable for the ecosystem goods and services they provide. They are exceptionally botanically diverse with 2,800 recorded plant species 25% of which are trees. Mexican cloud forests, together with other similar forests in the world, are recognised as one of the most globally threatened plant formations because of their naturally scattered distribution along a narrow elevational belt in which intense land-use change continues to take place. Deforestation is threatening these forests and the unique and valuable trees within them.

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  • The Red List of Mexican Cloud Forest Trees

    Conservation Prioritisation, Tree Conservation / Publication / English

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