Plant Diversity ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (02): 33-35.DOI: 10.1016/j.pld.2019.03.002

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Recovering threatened plant species and their habitats: The need for integrated action


  • Online:2019-04-25 Published:2019-05-18

Abstract: As an introduction to the Special Issue on the restoration of threatened plant species and their habitats, this editorial shows how the various papers in the issue address the range of in situ interventions involved in species population management and restoration of their habitat, together with examples of case studies implementing these actions. It stresses the need for integrating these various interventions. It highlights the importance of protected areas in providing a degree of protection for threatened species but also the need to complement this with actions at the species level to ensure the effective conservation and long term persistence of these species. It emphasizes that ecological restoration is a complement to, not a substitute for conservation, and that the balance of effort and allocation of resources between them is a key issue.

Key words: Threatened species management, Habitat restoration, In situ conservation, Protected areas