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Category: General Publications

Title: Fact Sheet: Conserving Rare Plants in National Parks and Protected Areas

Author: * Springer, J.D.

Subject: Vegetation studies, Monitoring, Management

Abstract: Plant species are typically rare due to human activities such as habitat destruction, overharvesting, and introduction of exotic species. These specialized habitat require-ments restrict the species to small portions of the landscape or combinations of both (Kruckeberg and Rabinowitz 1985). Protected areas such as national parks frequently are refugia for rare species. However, even when protected from wholesale habitat de-struction due to construction or land development, habitat in these protected areas is threatened by many of the same factors such as climate change, fire-regime disruption, and exotic species encroachment (Falk et al. 1996).

Date: 2012

Type: Fact Sheet

Source: Ecological Restoration Institute

Identifier: 2p.

Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU

Format: PDF

Language: English