Not even when the world seems to be forced to stop, the team of Planta! quits working. These are times of teleworking, and our team knows it. Protecting the singular Cuban flora must go through the pandemic. Editing the Cuban Red List of threatened species is our top priority today.
Proyecto: The Red list of Cuban trees.
These are challenging times. We face the need for social distancing and isolation to control the virus. But even though this is the norm for some businesses and restaurants, those in charge of protecting threatened plant species cannot stop.
This unusual situation arrives in the middle of the Cuban flora’s conservation assessment, something we committed to do to follow the Agreement of Biological Diversity and the cooperation with the Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN). In this assessment, the Group of Cuban Plant Specialists (GPEC in Spanish) decided that working online will be our way to continue with this project. We created a group in WhatsApp to exchange experiences and support each other. This task, however, it is not a simple one. Some of our members are using this app for the very first time.