News & Blog – June 2014

Getting to the root of the issue: giving the Niedzwetzky apple a helping hand in Kyrgyzstan

Posted on by Robin Loveridge

Robin Loveridge, Global Trees Campaign’s Programme Officer at Fauna & Flora International, goes apple hunting and looking for new solutions to an old problem in nature’s Eden in Central Asia, where apples first evolved. From the relative lowlands of Bishkek we spiralled upwards towards a high mountain pass, breaking the snow line. With a population only…

Global Survey of Ex situ Conifer Collections highlights the need for increased conservation action

Posted on by Kirsty Shaw

A Global Survey of Ex situ Conifer Collections has analysed how well represented threatened conifers are in botanic garden and arboreta collections around the world and highlights priority taxa for conservation action. A global reassessment of the conservation status of the world’s conifers was undertaken and up-to-date assessments published on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in July…

Red Listing the world’s trees

Posted on by Kirsty Shaw

The IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group is working towards developing a Global Tree Conservation Assessment by 2020 – an up-to-date assessment of the conservation status of the world’s tree species. In this blog post we provide an update of the latest additions to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and welcome a new recruit…