England’s Rare Mosses and Liverworts: Their History, by Ron D. Porley

By Ron D. Porley

This is the 1st ebook to hide England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts, jointly often called bryophytes. As a gaggle, they're the main historical land crops and occupy a special place within the colonization of the Earth by means of flora. although, many are in danger from habitat loss, toxins, weather switch, and different elements. Britain is without doubt one of the world's most sensible bryologically recorded components, but its mosses and liverworts should not popular open air 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 types of bryophyte in England, 87 are at the British pink record and are considered as threatened lower than the stern standards of the overseas Union for the Conservation of Nature.

This booklet goals to elevate knowledge via supplying wonderful photographs--many by no means prior to published--of each one threatened species, in addition to updated profiles of eighty four of them, together with prestige, distribution, historical past, and conservation measures. The booklet appears to be like at what bryophytes are, why they're very important and worthwhile, and what makes them infrequent; it additionally examines threats, extinctions, ex situ conservation ideas, laws, and the influence of the 1992 conference on organic Diversity.

  • Provides the 1st therapy of England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts
  • Features beautiful photographs--many by no means prior to published--of every one species and lots of in their habitats
  • Treats each 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 evaluation of English bryophyte conservation
  • Offers useful tips to humans operating in conservation in England, the British Isles, Europe, and beyond

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