A Regional Red List of Montane Tree Species of the Tropical Andes

A Regional Red List of Montane Tree Species of the Tropical Andes (2014) contains conservation assessments for 127 species in this region. The scope of this report is the tropical Andes in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The research was carried out by Natalia Tejedor Garavito from Bournemouth University in collaboration with BGCI and over 20 regional experts. In this report, 70 out of the 127 tree species evaluated were assessed as globally threatened based on the IUCN Red List of Categories and Criteria and a further 20 species classified as Near Threatened. The major threats identified for Andean montane forests are livestock, deforestation for land use changes to agriculture, logging and fragmentation.

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  • A Regional Red List of Montane Tree Species of the Tropical Andes

    Conservation Prioritisation, Tree Conservation / Publication / English

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