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Category: Symposia

Track: Pending


Abstract: Within the family Magnoliaceae Juss., the genus Magnolia L. has the largest number of species, including more than 300 species worldwide whose number is increasing because of the recent discovery of new species mainly in the Neotropics. The group is mainly represented by trees that usually are represented by few records in herbaria. Determining the conservation status of Magnolia species is a challenge, since out of the 75 species existing in South America, 59 are threatened according to the threat categories by the IUCN. However, as the species were evaluated several years ago, there is a need to know the current conservation status and update this evaluation as well as provide information for those species with data deficient. The goal of the symposium is to discuss these strategies for updating the conservation status of Magnolia species from South America so that we can contribute to the effective conservation of this interesting group of plants characterized by vulnerable populations mainly in the face of scenarios of climate change.

Speaker 1: Dr. Frank Arroyo Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Av. La Universidad s./n., La Molina, Lima, Peru, Conservation status of Magnolia in South America: Peru

Speaker 2: Dr. Marcela Serna-Gonzaléz Facultad de Ingeniería, Tecnológico de Antioquia—Institución Universitaria, Calle 78 B 72A-220, Medellín, Colombia Conservation status of Magnolia in South America: Colombia

Speaker 3: Dr. Patrick de Castro Cantuária, Instituto de Pesquisas Científicas e Tecnológicas do Estado do Amapá/Secretaria de Estado do Meio Ambiente/Amapá, Rodovia Josmar Chaves Pinto - Fazendinha, Macapá - Amapá - Brasil, Postal Code: 68903-970, Conservation status of Magnolia in South America: Brazil

Topics (Up to three): Conservation Biology

Topic 2: Biogeography / Phylogeography

Topic 3: Systematics

Justification: There are many species of Magnolia in America that are threatened with extinction and are included in the IUCN red lists. However, there are numerous species that lack information and require studies to make up for threat status, especially in South America. The consolidation of this information in the different countries of the Americas provides important decisions in the field of public policies that can help the maintenance of Magnolia species. We highlight the importance of the Global Conservation Consortium for Magnolia engaged in the dissemination and construction of effective collaborative work in the conservation of these plants.