Madagascar is home to 3,118 tree species, making it the twelfth most species rich country in the world with respect to tree diversity. Moreover, 93 per cent of these trees are endemic to the island. The Red List of Trees of Madagascar finds that 63% of these species are threatened with extinction in the wild, including 59 species assessed as Critically Endangered Possibly Extinct in the Wild. As well as providing a list of trees native and endemic to Madagascar alongside their conservation status, this reports also includes ex situ, in situ, habitat and distribution analyses to identify and prioiritise conservation needs for Malagasy trees.
This work was funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund in a project called “Assessing the Conservation Status of Madagascar’s Trees for Effective Conservation of Key Biodiversity Areas and Protected Areas” and Fondation Franklinia.