By Ron D. Porley

This is the 1st publication to hide England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts, jointly referred to as bryophytes. As a gaggle, they're the main historic land vegetation and occupy a different place within the colonization of the Earth by way of flora. despite the fact that, many are in danger from habitat loss, toxins, weather switch, and different components. Britain is likely one of the world's most sensible bryologically recorded parts, but its mosses and liverworts should not popular outdoor a small band of specialists. This has intended that conservation motion has tended to lag in the back of that of extra charismatic teams similar to birds and mammals. Of the 916 kinds of bryophyte in England, 87 are at the British pink checklist and are considered as threatened lower than the stern standards of the overseas Union for the Conservation of Nature.

This publication goals to elevate information by means of supplying attractive photographs--many by no means prior to published--of every one threatened species, in addition to up to date profiles of eighty four of them, together with prestige, distribution, heritage, and conservation measures. The ebook seems at what bryophytes are, why they're vital and beneficial, and what makes them infrequent; it additionally examines threats, extinctions, ex situ conservation thoughts, laws, and the impression of the 1992 conference on organic Diversity.

  • Provides the 1st remedy of England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts
  • Features lovely photographs--many by no means earlier than published--of each one species and plenty of in their habitats
  • Treats every one species in a convenient and tasty double-page format
  • Includes updated profiles of eighty four species, together with prestige, distribution, background, and conservation measures
  • Presents the 1st review of English bryophyte conservation
  • Offers helpful advice to humans operating in conservation in England, the British Isles, Europe, and beyond

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