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Monitoring species of conservation concern

This project forms part of the activities of the Threatened Plants Section. There is little value in simply listing threatened species without taking action to conserve them.  However, currently little information is available about populations of many species that are a conservation concern. Monitoring populations over time allows us to detect changes in population parameters, which in turn means that we can make informed conservation decisions. Currently we are monitoring a number of Lithops populations, but we are hoping to expand this activity to other plant species of conservation concern.