Planta!
preserving the pillars of life on Earth

In 2019, Planta! provided conservation education to 4.525 people, training to 332 conservation practitioners and ran conservation projects that benefited directly the populations of 43 threatened plant species; a total of 35.738 seedlings of threatened species were planted.
Conservation assessment and recovery planning of Ekmanianthe longiflora (Royal Oak)
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Conservation assessment and recovery of Harpalyce macrocarpa – an endemic tree from Central Cuba
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Conservation status assessment and recovery of Rhodogeron coronopifolius
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Conservation of threatened mountain species
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Conservation of Phyllanthus subcarnosus in Cuba
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The Red list of Cuban trees
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Planta!’s Capacity Building program: supporting the conservation of threatened trees.
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Latest news

Thespesia cubensis: a new beginning

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.

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A paradise of orchids

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.

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Preserving is loving – memoirs of a workshop in Brazil

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.

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