The Caribbean Hotspot for Biodiversity comprises more than 12 thousand plant species, many of which occur in more than one island. Planta! ’s team develops an initiative to preserve and recover the shared-endemic Caribbean plants. These are the first outcomes.
Project: Developing a Caribbean Plant Conservation Network
More than 12 thousand plant species occur in the Caribbean Biodiversity Hotspot, considered as one of the world’s main regions for biodiversity. More than half of these plants are endemic to the area and support a rich wildlife as well as 17.5 million people. However, Caribbean plants are more vulnerable to extinction than other plants from any other region of the Americas. The same natural isolation that boosted their evolution, makes them more sensitive to human activities and to climate change than their mainland relatives.