Planta! supports the conservation of endemic orchids in Central Africa

The Project “Assesment of endemic orchids of Central Africa for the IUCN Red List” has been funded by Planta! as part of the SSC- Internal Grant sponsored by Planta! Plantlife Conservation Society since January 2020.

 

Date: 9/6/2020

 

Project: Conservation of endemic orchids in Central Africa .

Aerangis biloba

This Project aimed to organize a workshop at the herbarium Université Libre de Bruxelles to validate 101 assesments of the Orchid Red List, which is among the goals of the Plant Red List African Authority for 2017-2020. Moreover, the Project intends to capacitate a young researcher from Cameroon in the process of assessing species according to the IUCN criteria. Assessors from the Missouri Botanical Garden, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, the University of Yaoundé I and the Botanic Garden of Meise will attend the meeting, as well as a student from Cameroon.

Some of the main results expected from this Project are the publication of 101 assessments of orchids in the website of the IUCN Red List (https://www.iucnredlist.org/) and contributing to the country’s conservation capacity building by training a young scientist of Cameroon in species assessment.

More information about the  SSC – Internal Grant of Planta! – https://www.iucn.org/commissions/species-survival-commission/get-involved/ssc-internal-grant

Some of the main results expected from this Project are the publication of 101 assessments of orchids in the website of the IUCN Red List.

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