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Conservation Assessment and Red listing of European Orchids

The first Red List assignment of European orchids

Orchis simia

Red listing is an important tool for identifying species facing the risk of extinction and raising awareness of species and habitats loss, in addition to helping policymakers and communities prioritise conservation actions and measures needed to sustain biodiversity.

As part of the European Species Assessments (Red List of Vascular Plants) project, 150 orchid species were assessed at a European level for the first time according to the IUCN Red List criteria and categories.Conservation assessments for each species have been published on the IUCN website and can be found at www.iucn.org

Project partners and collaborators

UK

IUCN

Project funders

EU

European Species Assessments (Red List of Vascular Plants)

Project team

Jodrell Laboratory

Mike Fay, Hassan Rankou

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