The first Red List assessment of the entire Cayman Islands flora, covering all 415 species and varieties considered truly native to the Cayman Islands. A comprehensive field guide to the unique plants of the Cayman Islands, with full-colour photographs of all the endemic and near-endemic plants of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The natural vegetation communities are also presented, in language suited to all readers, accompanied by a technical classification on compact disc. This book is for plant scientists, ecologists, landscapers and developers, and for the visitor who wishes to understand more about the vanishing natural beauty of these islands.
Frederic J. Burton played a key role in establishing terrestrial protected areas in the Cayman Islands, and has been working to conserve the islands' unique flora and fauna for over 20 years. He was awarded the MBE in 2007 for his ongoing efforts in the conservation of endangered species.