Plant micro-reserves in Valencia (E. Spain): A model to preserve threatened flora in China?
The Valencian Community (eastern Spain) was the pioneer territory establishing plant micro-reserves (PMRs). Its model to protect small sites for endemic and endangered plants has been exported to several countries around the globe. This paper highlights 1) the role of PMRs to complement the protection provided by large protected areas, 2) how the establishment of PMRs fosters the increase of floristic knowledge, and 3) the fact that continuous monitoring of PMRs also yields new records of endangered species found within the same PMRs. The flexibility of the PMR approach -it can be adapted to other national and regional legislations- allows its transfer to other rich-biodiversity regions and countries such as China.
Fos Martín, Simón Laguna Lumbreras, Emilio Jiménez, Juan Gómez Serrano, Miguel Angel 2017 Plant micro-reserves in Valencia (E. Spain): A model to preserve threatened flora in China? Plant Diversity 39 6 383 389