So far we have been able to survey every locality where the species have been reported. The conservation status of every subpopulation has been assessed. A total of 772 new individuals have been found and five new subpopulations were discovered. Additional threats have been identified, such as the occurrence of fires, displacement by invasive plants, grazing, wind farming and habitat degradation by timber extraction among others. Moreover, a detailed recovery plan for Dendrocereus nudiflorus was elaborated with backing of the stakeholders and has been widely shared.