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13 December 2013 Toward the Implementation of Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Targets 1 to 3 in Hawai‘i
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Hawai‘i has a unique natural history, ideal for studying the mechanisms of evolution. With over 90% endemism in its native flora of 1300 species, over half are threatened with extinction. This immense challenge requires working collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently. Despite extensive conservation activity, we do not have a unified strategy, and leaders in Hawaiian conservation are discussing the creation of a Hawai‘i Strategy for Plant Conservation (HSPC) based on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) targets. Here we analyze the effectiveness of the conservation work taking place in Hawai‘i through the lens of the GSPC Targets 1 to 3 that include: (1) the establishment of an online flora of all known plants; (2) the assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species; and (3) the development and sharing of research and methodology related to on-the-ground conservation.

Chipper Wichman and Margaret Clark "Toward the Implementation of Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Targets 1 to 3 in Hawai‘i," Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 99(2), 236-243, (13 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.3417/2011104
Published: 13 December 2013
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