Biodiversity & Conservation

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 137–141 | Cite as

An integrated conservation strategy for the cycadDioon edule Lindl

  • A. P. Vovides
  • C. G. Iglesias


The paper reviews an attempt to establish wild populations of the cycadDioon edule Lindl. as a locally valued economic resource. Areas of wild habitat have been protected to act as a source of propagation material. The cycads are being grown as a village based industry to provide revenue to supplement traditional agriculture.


integrated conservation strategy cycads pollinators botanic garden Mexico 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Vovides
    • 1
  • C. G. Iglesias
    • 1
  1. 1.Jardín Botánico ‘Fco J. Clavijero’Instituto de EcologíaXalapaMexico

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