Of the world’s 615 conifer species, 211 or 34% are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as being threatened.  This web resource will eventually include global and national assessments of all the threatened conifers using the 2001 IUCN Categories & Criteria (version 3.1).  The global assessments, which have been compiled by members of the IUCN/SCC Conifer Specialist Group, have been published on the IUCN website (http://www.iucnredlist.org). For some taxa the taxonomic treatment will differ from that used by IUCN. If users of this website have further information and particularly photographs that will improve this site then we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Martin Gardner & Philip Thomas

Painting of Araucaria araucana
Adapted from Araucaria araucana by Işık Güner

Search by region

The threatened conifers of the world are represented here by 21 biogeographic regions. For each species there is a completed global assessment with full text and a distribution map.




To search for threatened conifers by region, click the relevant area on the map.

word map showing regions where threated conifers occur 20. Eastern and southeastern USA 21. Caribbean 19. NW North America Northern Mexico/ SW USA	17. Southern Mesoamerica 16. Northwestern Andes 15. Southeastern Brazil 14. Temperate southern America 13. Australasia 12. Southwest Pacific 11. Malesiana 10. Taiwan 9. Japan, Korea and Far East 8. China 7. Indochina 6. Himalayas Southern Africa and Madagascar 4a. West Africa 4b. East Africa 3. Eastern Mediterranean 2. Western Mediterranean 1. Canaries and Azores