Cactus and Succulent Plants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

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Sara Oldfield
IUCN, Jan 1, 1997 - Nature - 214 pages
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Found in a variety of forms, cacti and other succulents have elicited widespread interest and tremendous popularity worldwide. Although the subject of a certain amount of debate, about 10,000 species are recognized as belonging to the succulent group. Of these, an estimated 2,000 are threatened with global extinction in the wild and many more are regionally or nationally threatened mainly due to habitat destruction and collection for international trade.This Action Plan brings together from around the world current information on population status, threats and conservation of this particularly important group of plants. Prepared with conservationists, scientists, governments, protected area managers and grant-awarding bodies in mind, it suggests priorities for action and encourages collaboration among interested parties at all levels.

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Sara Oldfield is Global Programs Director at Flora & Fauna International, one of the world's leading conservation organizations.

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