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22 February 2017

Protection measures for the Rhamnus persicifolia patriarch in Sardinia

The in situ conservation action was performed by the Sardinian CARE-MEDIFLORA team (HBK) for the dioecious tree Rhamnus persicifolia Moris; this measure has been planned for the biggest individual of this species in Sardinia located in Rio Is Eras (Talana, Central-Eastern Sardinia).

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09 February 2017

Reinforcement operation for Astragalus alopecurus in Corsica

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team in Corsica (National Botanical Conservatory of Corsica - CBNC) started their first CARE-MEDIFLORA in situ conservation action, which consisted in a reinforcement operation of Astragalus alopecurus Pall.

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03 February 2017

A new in situ conservation action carried out by the Sardinian CARE-MEDIFLORA team (Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, HBK partner) for the perennial fern Ophioglossum vulgatum L.

This interesting fern grows in Sardinia only in two small populations (less than 50 reproductive plants by population) subjected to several threats and, consequently, their conservation is a priority at regional level.

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31 January 2017

Reinforcement actions for two threatened species in Elaphonisi (Crete)

Elaphonisi is a protected area on the island of Crete, hosting many endemic and rare plant species, and is included in the Natura 2000 network. However, being also one of the most famous touristic attractions in Crete, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. During the past years, recreational activities have exerted a lot of pressure on the local habitats. As a result of this intensive touristic development, four plant taxa of the area were added to the IUCN List of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece.

Within the framework of the CARE-MEDIFLORA project, reinforcement actions were planned for 4 threatened species, naturally occurring in the area.

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22 December 2016

Conservation action for yellow gentian in Sardinia

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team in Sardinia (Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, HBK partner) started their first CARE-MEDIFLORA in situ conservation action, which consisted in a translocation of yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea L. subsp. lutea).

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Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus