The value of research to selling the conservation of threatened species: the case of Cycas micronesica (Cycadopsida: Cycadales: Cycadaceae)

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Thomas E. Marler
Anders J. Lindström


A case study is described wherein strong focus on research during the developing threats that caused the elevation of Cycas micronesica from Near Threatened to Endangered status illustrates how targeted research results may be used to aid in conservation education. We argue that the devotion of a portion of conservation funds to research in addition to mitigation efforts may improve ultimate conservation success.

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Thomas E. Marler, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923 USA

Thomas E. Marler is a professor with the University of Guam. He has an interest in conservation of cycads in the Western Caroline Islands, the Mariana Islands, and the Philippine Islands.

Anders J. Lindström, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, 34/1 Sukhumvit Hgw, Najomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi 20250, Thailand

Anders J. Lindström is with Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden. He is senior advisor over operations of the plant collection, conservation programs, research programs, and educational programs.


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