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The Red List of Trees of Guatemala

Jose Luis Vivero, Michelle Szejner, James Gordon and Georgina Magin

FAUNA & FLORA INTERNATIONAL (FFI), founded in 1903 and the world’s first international conservation organization, acts to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs. BOTANICGARDENS CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL (BGCI) is a membership organization linking botanic gardens in over 100 countries in a shared commitment to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and environmental education. BGCI aims to mobilize botanic gardens and work with partners to secure plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet. BGCI provides the Secretariat for the IUCN/SSC GlobalTree Specialist Group. THE GLOBAL TREES CAMPAIGN is a joint initiative between FFI, BGCI and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), in association with other partners around the world, working for the conservation of threatened trees and their habitats. THE IUCN/SSC GLOBAL TREE SPECIALIST GROUP forms part of the Species Survival Commission (SSC), the largest of IUCN’s sixvolunteer commissions with a global membership of 8000 experts. SSC advises IUCN and its members on the wide range of technical and scientific aspects of species conservation and is dedicated to securing a future for biodiversity. The aims of the IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group are to promote and implement global red listing for trees and act in an advisory capacity to the Global Trees Campaign.SPONSOR Financial support provided by Defra (the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) for the development of this document is gratefully acknowledged. Defra is supporting the Convention on Biological Diversity Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) through the Plant Diversity Challenge in the UK and through active involvement in and support for research,policies and projects overseas. This document is presented as a contribution to Target 2 of the GSPC. COMPILERS Jose Luis Vivero, member of the IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group Michelle Szejner, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala James Gordon, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, USA Georgina Magin, Global Trees Campaign Coordinator, Fauna & Flora International

The Red List of Trees ofGuatemala

Jose Luis Vivero, Michelle Szejner, James Gordon and Georgina Magin

The Red List of Trees of Guatemala


Foreword Acronyms Acknowledgements Introduction References THE RED LIST OF TREES OF GUATEMALA Map: Departments of Guatemala Species endemic to Guatemala Species endemic to Mesoamerica Widespread species Least Concern species ANNEX I IUCN Red List Categories andCriteria ANNEX II Synonyms and Basionyms

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The Red List of Trees of Guatemala


rees are important to the well-being of people in every country of the world, providing essential ecological, economic and cultural services. The first global assessment of the conservation status of trees worldwide indicated that around 8000 tree species arethreatened with extinction. This information was published in 1998 in The World List of Threatened Trees and was subsequently incorporated into the IUCN Red List. The IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group has now taken on the important role of revising the global conservation status of trees, building up our knowledge of threatened tree species around the world.


ambitious targets, whichrelate to in-situ and ex-situ conservation and sustainable use and trade in plants. Tree red listing is also very important in planning for sustainable forest management. Projects of the Global Trees Campaign contribute both to the GSPC and to international forest objectives, especially those relating to halting the loss of forest biodiversity and supporting sustainable forest management and rural...
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