Red List of the endemic and subendemic trees of Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo - Rwanda - Burundi)

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This book presents the results of the IUCN Red List evaluation of all 347 tree taxa with a distribution confined to, or almost confined to, Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo – Rwanda – Burundi). As such, it is part of a global endeavour involving over 60 organisations coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), and culminating in the Global Tree Assessment.

The data on the 347 Central African trees presented here shows that 226 (65%) of them are at risk of extinction. Of these, 42 (12%) are critically endangered, of which 24 may already be extinct. Agriculture, livestock farming, and logging are the main global threats. Climate change impacts are emerging, and in Central Africa, charcoal production and mining also provide major pressures.

Further, this volume provides a useful overview of all Protected Areas in the region, with the (sub)endemic tree taxa they contain. Management plans can now be adjusted and improved taking this information into account. Several other recommendations are listed. Focussed action is needed to ensure the survival of threatened tree species, and all organisms (including humans) that depend on them.
Originele taal-2Engels
Plaats productieMeise
UitgeverijMeise Botanic Garden
Aantal pagina's334
ISBN van geprinte versie9789492663290
StatusGepubliceerd - 1-dec.-2021


  • B290-systematische-plantkunde


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