Who are we?
This website is being compiled under the auspices of the International Conifer Conservation Programme (ICCP) by Martin Gardner (Secretary of the IUCN/SCC Conifer Specialist Group) and Philip Thomas (Red List Authority Focal Point IUCN/SCC Conifer Specialist Group). The ICCP endeavours to integrate ex-situ with in-situ conservation in order to assist the conservation of conifers and their associated species; this is being achieved through scientific research, education and cultivation. Such activities, including extensive fieldwork in conifer-rich countries, has enabled us to make important observations on threatened conifers and this is being reported in these web pages
The scope of the website
All pages have global assessments and progress is being made towards including national assessments for those taxa that are native to more than one country. The distribution maps are largely based on herbarium specimens and give an overall impression of distribution rather than trying to represent every known location. Because the threat to biodiversity is on-going the information on this website will be continually refined and updated where appropriate with the help of current publications, in-country research and local experts. For some taxa the taxonomic treatment will differ from that used by IUCN.
We would like to thank
Most of these assessments have been compiled with the help of in-country experts to whom we are very grateful. We would also like to thank Vanezza Morales for producing the maps and Nye Hughes for designing the website. We acknowledge the use of distribution data from the National Herbarium Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile and the Herbarium of the Universidad de Concepción, Chile.