News & Blog – April 2019

Tracking down one of the most elusive species on the planet

Posted on by Tim Knight

Picture the scene: you’re trekking through one of the remotest regions in steepest, starkest Kyrgyzstan, on the trail of a species so elusive that it might just as well be the stuff of legend. At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. By definition, vanishingly rare…

Transatlantic teamwork to complete Tovomita Red List

Posted on by Megan Barstow

  Tovomita is a genus of 50 tree species, found in the tropical forests of Mesoamerica and South America. As a result of internet collaboration between Brazil and the UK, new publication The Red List of Tovomita reveals that while only 8% of the genus is threatened (four species), a high percentage of species are considered…