Archived: Cycads (2017 AZE update consultation)

Please note that this 1st phase of the 2017 AZE consultation has now closed. Many thanks to everyone who contributed during July and August. The 2nd phase of the consultation, focusing on the spatial boundaries of the sites, is taking place on a different platform. Please follow this link to access it, and provide feedback using the links to Survey Monkey by the deadline of 12 November. Many thanks.


Please click on the link below to access an Excel spreadsheet listing all the proposed AZE sites triggered by cycad species. Please post any comments or feedback on these proposed sites on this page (rather than on any of the AZE pages for other taxa) by 31 July 2017. Comments indicating that you have looked through the data, but do not have any suggested amendments or more specific feedback, are also welcome. Many thanks in advance – BirdLife, IUCN and ABC


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3 Responses to Archived: Cycads (2017 AZE update consultation)

  1. De Wet Bösenberg says:

    Encephalartos kanga is recognised as a synonym of E. kisambo. Both of these appear on the list.
    E. arenarius appears twice. Rec_ID 1321 should be E. aemulans.
    Rec_ID 1343 – It should read Thruston Bay.

    • Janet Scott (IUCN) says:

      Many thanks for your comments. Apologies for the errors regarding Encephalartos arenarius / aemulans, and Thruston Bay, I have noted these for correction. Regarding Encephalartos kanga and Encephalartos kisambo, I see a reassessment of the new concept is underway. With this synonymy, do you agree that the new concept of Encephalartos kisambo is not restricted to a discrete site and therefore neither does not qualify as an AZE trigger species?

      • De Wet Bösenberg says:

        The new concept of E. kisambo is not restricted to a discrete site and would thus not be a trigger species. Similarly, both the old concepts of E. kisambo and E. kanga did not fall within any of the discrete sites unless there is a site that I am not aware of.

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