Forest Resources Assessment WP 53


Forest occurring species of conservation concern: Review of status of information for FRA 2000

July 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by: Harriet Gillett
Compiled by: the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre,
Cambridge, UK


 

The Forest Resources Assessment Programme

Forests are crucial for the well being of humanity. They provide foundations for life on earth through ecological functions, by regulating the climate and water resources and by serving as habitats for plants and animals. Forests also furnish a wide range of essential goods such as wood, food, fodder and medicines, in addition to opportunities for recreation, spiritual renewal and other services.

Today, forests are under pressure from increasing demands of land-based products and services, which frequently leads to the conversion or degradation of forests into unsustainable forms of land use. When forests are lost or severely degraded, their capacity to function as regulators of the environment is also lost, increasing flood and erosion hazards, reducing soil fertility and contributing to the loss of plant and animal life. As a result, the sustainable provision of goods and services from forests is jeopardized.

FAO, at the request of the member nations and the world community, regularly monitors the world's forests through the Forest Resources Assessment Programme. The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA 2000), reviewed the forest situation by the end of the millennium. FRA 2000 included country-level information based on existing forest inventory data, regional investigations of land-cover change processes and a number of global studies focusing on the interaction between people and forests. The FRA 2000 Main report published in print and on the World Wide Web in 2001.

The Forest Resources Assessment Programme is organized under the Forest Resources Division (FOR) at FAO headquarters in Rome. Contact persons are:

Peter Holmgren peter.holmgren@fao.org

Mohamed Saket mohamed.saket@fao.org

or use the e-mail address: fra@fao.org

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Foreword

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre was established in 2000 as the world biodiversity information and assessment centre of the United Nations Environment Programme. The roots of the organisation go back to 1979, when it was founded as the IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. In 1988 the World Conservation Monitoring Centre was created jointly by IUCN, WWF-International and UNEP. The financial support and guidance of these organisations in the Centre's formative years is gratefully acknowledged.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of UNEP or contributory organisations. The designations employed and the presentations do not imply the expressions of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP or contributory organisations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authority, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Contents


Acknowledgements

1. Summary

2. Introduction

3. Phase 1

3.1 Overview

3.2 Summary of results
3.2.1 Total species numbers per country
3.2.2 Total species numbers per country (forest occurring)
3.2.3 Number of single country endemic species per country
3.2.4 Number of single country endemic species per country (forest occurring)
3.2.5 Number of globally threatened species per country
3.2.6 Number of globally threatened species per country (forest occurring)
3.2.7 Threatened single country endemics
3.2.8 Threatened single country endemics (forest occurring)

4. Phase 2

4.1 Methodology

4.2 Results

5. Conclusions and recommendations

5.1 Species/Habit groups selected

5.2 Threatened species

5.3 Forest occurrence

5.4 Threatened single country endemic species

5.5 Suggestions for further work and analyses

ANNEX 1: PHASE 1 METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS

ANNEX 2: SINGLE COUNTRY ENDEMIC THREATENED SPECIES
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 1.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 2.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 3.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 4.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 5.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 6.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 7.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 8.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 9.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 10.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 11.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 12.
Table 1: List of all threatened forest occurring single country endemics - part 13.
Table 2: Numbers of threatened forest occurring single country endemics per country, listed by group

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