News & Blog – October 2011

New Red List of Mexican cloud forest trees reveals 60% are threatened with extinction

Posted on by Amy Hinsley

In terms of botanical diversity, the cloud forests of Mexico are exceptionally rich, with over 2,800 plant species recorded within them, 25% of which are trees. However, a new Red List of these trees has revealed that 60% are threatened with extinction. The cloud forests of Mexico are mostly found on steep slopes and protected…