Cayman Islands Ghost Orchid

Priceless or Worthless?

Dendrophylax fawcettii Cayman Islands ghost orchid on page 40

The world’s most threatened species

by Jonathan E M Baillie and Ellen R Butcher

Nominations provided and text reviewed by members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Groups and Red List Authorities

Dendrophylax fawcettii Cayman Islands Ghost Orchid

The species featured here represent the 100 most critically endangered species in the world. If we don’t rapidly increase the amount of conservation attention that they receive they may soon be lost forever.

 Dendrophylax fawcettii Cayman Islands Ghost Orchid  (page 40)

Population size: Unknown

Range: < 1sq.km

Ironwood Forest, GeorgeTown, Grand Cayman

Threats: Habitat destruction due to in frastructure development

Action required: Development of legislation that will facilitate the protection of the Ironwood Forests

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