Planta! preserving the pillars of life on Earth
by Michel Faife
We are expanding our conservation efforts to another threatened Cuban species. Thespesia cubensis grows in several Cuban sites, with the biggest population reported at Cay Conuco. For years, Cay Conuco has been connected to the main island by a rocky bridge crossing areas of mangroves.
por Randy Simón
Building capacities is one of Planta!’s primary goals. In this new adventure, professors and students are traveling to Eastern Cuba to look for rare plants. Randy, a Biology student, tells us more about this journey, the lessons he learned, and his new passion-orchids.
by Dennys de Vales
Our journey this time was bit further. I was not travelling to a natural site or a forest. With Planta!’s support, I was able to assist the XIV Workshop on Conservation Genetics in the city of Natal, Brazil. Every year this event is organized by the Network of Genetics for Conservation. The main goal of the workshop is to provide Latin American students with the skills to apply genetics to conservation.