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Hope for baobab on the brink as thousands of trees are planted in Madagascar

Posted on by Sarah Pocock

  Even giant trees begin their life as humble seeds. Seeds – perfectly adapted packages containing all the requirements to kick-start a plant’s journey in the world – can be fussy. Although many will simply spring to life days after being sown, others are not so cooperative. For some species, including the critically endangered Perrier’s…

Collaborative project reveals high threat for Malagasy dry forest trees

Posted on by Emily Beech

  The Red List of Dry Forest Trees of Madagascar reveals that more than half of the dry forest tree species in Madagascar are threatened with extinction. The dry forest, concentrated in the west and the south of the island, is one of Madagascar’s unique ecosystems and covers over 20% of the country. Exploitation and…

Assessments completed for the world’s third largest tree genus

Posted on by Megan Barstow

  Australian eucalypts include an astounding 822 species across three Genera (Eucalytpus, Corymbia and Angophora). This includes 723 species of Eucalytpus spp., the third largest tree genus in the world! In a recent collaboration between The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery Hub, The Australian Government and Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand…

Getting to know GTC: Interview with Pablo Hoffmann and Elivelton Gurski

Posted on by Fred Pilkington

  In the next instalment of our interview series we meet another dedicated conservationist working with GTC to save the world’s most threatened trees from extinction.  Introducing Pablo Hoffmann and Elivelton Gurski. Pablo is a founding member and the Executive Director of Sociedade Chauá, a tree conservation NGO based in southern Brazil. Elivelton grew up next…

Celebrating 20 years of saving trees!

Posted on by Kirsty Shaw

  The Global Trees Campaign (GTC) was launched in 1999 to take action for the world’s most threatened tree species, following the publication of The World List of Threatened Trees (Oldfield, et al. 1998). Over the past 20 years, our ability to identify conservation priorities, as well as deliver targeted conservation action where it is…

Getting to know GTC: Interview with Ibu Cici Viviani (Bahasa Indonesia)

Posted on by Jean Linsky

  Dalam seri seri wawancara berikutnya, kami bertemu dengan ahli konservasi yang berdedikasi yang bekerja dengan GTC untuk menyelamatkan pohon yang paling terancam di dunia dari kepunahan. Ibu Cici Viviani adalah Koordinator Program Herbarium dan Reboisasi di Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) di Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia. Ibu Cici memimpin kontribusi OFI untuk proyek GTC ‘Securing the…

Getting to know GTC: Interview with Ibu Cici Viviani

Posted on by Jean Linsky

  In the next installment of our interview series we meet another dedicated conservationist working with GTC to save the world’s most threatened trees from extinction. Introducing Ibu Cici Viviani, Coordinator of the Herbarium and Reforestation Program at Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Ibu Cici heads OFI’s contribution to the GTC project…

Species Survival Commission awards

Posted on by Alex Hudson

  At the 2019 IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Leaders’ Meeting, members of the Global Tree Specialist Group (GTSG), the Global Tree Assessment (GTA) and Global Trees Campaign (GTC) network were recipients of four IUCN SSC awards. These awards are given to recognize the exemplary voluntary contribution of individuals and Specialist Groups towards the global…

New value for an endangered tree to conserve Mulanje Mountain

Posted on by Alex Hudson

  Fighting logging and damage to a unique environment by exploring ways to give the Mulanje Cedar tree more value to local people A unique island in the sky Standing beneath the huge expanse of granite that rises to 2,500 m at the Chambe peak of the Mulanje massif your heart races. You find yourself…

Getting to know GTC: Interview with Arief Hamidi

Posted on by Fred Pilkington

  In the next installment of our interview series we meet another dedicated conservationist working with GTC to save the world’s most threatened trees from extinction. Introducing Arief Hamidi, GTC programme manager and national botanist for FFI’s Indonesia Programme. Arief is responsible for the delivery and coordination of GTC projects throughout Indonesia with a particular…

The loneliest tree in the world

Posted on by Paul Smith

  Standing and watching the loneliest tree in the world, my first reaction was one of sadness – that with all of humankind’s collective knowledge and ingenuity, we haven’t been able to propagate this plant. Hyophorbe amaricaulis has lived in the Curepipe Botanical Garden in Mauritius for the past 150 years or so. Today, it is enclosed…

Fiji – a Hibiscus Hotspot

Posted on by Lex Thomson

Fiji boasts a dazzling array of Hibiscus species; read about Dr Lex Thomson’s work to uncover the diversity of these beautiful, yet Critically Endangered, plants… My journey of discovery of Fiji Hibiscus species started by accident. Early November 2015, I had planned to visit Fiji’s second largest island, off the coast of Vanua Levu, to…