Red Data Book of the Flowering Plants of Cameroon: IUCN Global Assessments

Overview

Cameroon contains tropical Africa’s most species-diverse hotspots for plants. This addition to the Red Data Book of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources documents 815 rare threatened species in Cameroon, most of which have been assessed here for the first time. Since numerous species occur beyond Cameroon, the new assessments are also relevant to Nigeria and Gabon, as far west as Guinea, and as far east as Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. The authors provide short species ...

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Overview

Cameroon contains tropical Africa’s most species-diverse hotspots for plants. This addition to the Red Data Book of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources documents 815 rare threatened species in Cameroon, most of which have been assessed here for the first time. Since numerous species occur beyond Cameroon, the new assessments are also relevant to Nigeria and Gabon, as far west as Guinea, and as far east as Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. The authors provide short species descriptions to aid identification in the field, notes on habitats and threats, distribution maps, and management suggestions to promote better conservation. This will be an essential publication for the local and international conservation and environmental communities, the international extractive, agricultural, forestry, and development industries, local NGOs, and botanists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842464298
  • Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Onana is a botanist based at the IRAD-National Herbarium of Cameroon. Martin Cheek is a botanist in the Wet Tropics of Africa Team, based at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures
Foreword by Mary Fosi
Foreword by Gren Lucas
Authors’ Preface
Acknowledgements
New Names
What is a Red Data Book?
The Evolution of this book
Cameroon, an Overview
Cameroon Red Data species in 1998
Cameroon Plant Conservation Checklists, the series so far
Methodology
    1. Data-sources
    2. Global Conservation Assessments Of Species Data
Limitations: future work needed
Analysis of Results
Hotspots of threatened plant species in Cameroon
The Way forward: Plant Conservation in Cameroon
Family entries explained
Species entries explained
Bibliography for Introductory Chapters
Figures

Red data species entries:
Dicot families A–Z
Monocot families A–Z

Species map section

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