Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Conservation & Biodiversity: General 

Livro Vermelho da Flora do Brasil: Plantas Raras do Cerrado [Red Book of the Flora of Brazil: Rare Plants of the Cerrado]

Red Data Book

By: Gustavo Martinelli (Editor), Tainan Messina (Editor), Luiz Santos Filho (Editor), Flávia Anderson (Translated by), David Straker (Translated by), Chris Hieatt (Translated by)

319 pages, colour photos, colour illusrations, colour maps, colour tables

Centro Nacional de Conservação da Flora

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #227944 | ISBN-13: 9788588742659
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months Details
NHBS Price: £185.00 $233/€220 approx

About this book

Language: Portuguese, with introductory chapters bilingual in English and Portuguese

This book follows the first large scale evaluation carried out by CNCFlora, which was consolidated in the Livro Vermelho da Flora do Brasil published in 2013. For that evaluation CNCFlora assessed the risk of extinction of about 4,600 species of national flora based on previous studies, both national and regional, that had sited these species as being possibly threatened.

Among the Brazilian biomes with the highest conversion rate of native forest into anthropogenic environments is the Cerrado. The encroachment of agribusiness into vast tracts of land in central Brazil in recent decades has caused a rapid disappearance of the habitats and ecosystems characteristic of this biome. Additionally, the over-exploitation of some species has led to the depletion of their populations at an alarming rate. Many species of plants and animals are currently endangered in this biome, some of them critically endangered. In the present work, 578 species cited in the book Plantas Raras do Cerrado were assessed as to their risk of extinction.

The heart of this book is a careful risk assessment that focuses on these Cerrado plants and on their environments using standardized and internationally accepted criteria.

Summary in Portuguese:
Reúne avaliações sobre o risco de extinção de espécies de plantas no país e representa uma contribuição da comunidade científica para a atualização da Lista Oficial de Espécies da Flora Brasileira Ameaçadas de Extinção, que está a cargo do Ministério do Meio Ambiente. Para identificar quais as plantas em risco de extinção no país e em quais regiões estão localizadas, foram avaliadas cientificamente 4.617


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Udzungwa: Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest

NHBS Price: £27.99 $35/€33 approx

Twitching Through the Swamp

NHBS Price: £4.99 £12.99 (Save £8.00) $6/€6 approx

UK BAP Mammals

NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€14 approx

Zooming in on Europe's Zoos

NHBS Price: £29.80 $38/€35 approx

Fencing: A Practical Handbook

NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€21 approx