Conserving plant species with extremely small populations (PSESP) in China

Abstract

Over the past decades, biodiversity conservation in China has achieved a number of successes. However, due to inadequate conservation policies, poor implementation and lack of financial support, wild plant species that are extremely small in population size and therefore seriously threatened have not had the attention they require. But the new concept of plant species with extremely small populations (PSESP), first promulgated in Yunnan Province, is becoming more widely accepted in China. Several national and regional-level conservation strategies and actions for conserving China’s PSESP are being implemented over the next 5 years. With this new policy framework leading the way, plant conservation in China is set to make important new advances.

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Ma, Y., Chen, G., Edward Grumbine, R. et al. Conserving plant species with extremely small populations (PSESP) in China. Biodivers Conserv 22, 803–809 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-013-0434-3

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Keywords

  • Conservation actions
  • Conservation guidelines
  • Chinese plant conservation
  • PSESP in China