Trainees learn to design conservation projects and submit their proposals by the end of the training. The best projects are selected to support their implementation. Planta!’s team supervises the development and implementation of these projects every step of the way.
So far, the program has benefited 12 threatened tree species: Psidium claraense, Magnolia virginiana subsp. oviedoae, Abarema glaucum, Coccothrinax victorinii, Phyllanthus subcarnosus, Cynometra cubensis subsp. cubensis, Acacia roigii, Harrisia eriophora, Manilkara albescens, Coccothrinax spirituana, Behaimia cubensis and Tabermontana apoda. Moreover, actions have been carried out in 18 localities of great importance for the conservation of Cuban trees. The conservation status of 7 threatened species have been completed by now and another five species are about to be completed. These assessments have been used to create recovery plans for two of the threatened species and management plans for another three species.