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<p>Río Ñuble - San Fabián de Alico valley</p>

22 September, 2019

Chile to lose 1000 ancient Prumnopitys andina trees

At a time when we need to conserve all natural areas of forest in order to mitigate the effects of climate change, the flooding of Chile's San Fabián de Alico valley (Maule Region) is to go ahead with the loss of 1720 ha of important canopy forest. So important is this area for biodiversity, that it was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2011 and forms part of the “Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán Laguna del Laja”

By Martin Gardner
<p>Isolated tree of the Mulanje Cedar</p>

18 September, 2019

Mount Mulanje Cedar down to only seven trees

Recent illegal logging of the Mulanje Cedar (Widdringtonia whytei) has dramatically dropped to only seven individulas. The value of its timber has led to over-exploitation. A project, jointly led by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) and the Forest Research Institute of Malawi (FRIM), aims to replant and restore cedar populations on Mount Mulanje.