17 Jan In situ conservation of threatened trees
In situ conservation of threatened trees
Partner: Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
This project aims at increasing the in situ conservation efforts of at least 106 threatened tree species in various parts of the world by protecting their natural habitats, addressing species-specific threats, supporting natural regeneration, and boosting populations through planting if needed. This project aims also at raising threatened trees up the conservation agenda and catalyse other stakeholders to engage in their conservation.
Over three years, FFI will build on their experience of tree conservation, addressing the in situ conservation of 106 threatened tree species, focusing on countries that are both high priorities for threatened trees and where FFI has strong programmes and well-developed relationships with stakeholders, including governments. They will work in a number of “threatened treescapes” – landscapes hosting multiple threatened tree species – as well as other sites with highly endangered species (CR and EN) where there is opportunity for sustainable conservation impact. The approach supports land managers to prioritise and protect threatened tree species, including securing habitats, addressing species-specific threats, supporting natural regeneration, and boosting populations through planting if needed, to enable the development of self-sustaining populations. They will engage communities and stakeholders, building local capacity to continue this management independently. In key countries where they have successfully delivered conservation outcomes for trees, they will also raise threatened trees up the agenda and catalyse other stakeholders to engage in their conservation, providing technical support as appropriate to help ensure actions are well-designed and effectively implemented.