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“Currently there are no effective protective measures in place for the species and the area it is found in is open to logging and clearance” said the Global Trees Campaign.
FFI Global Trees Campaign
The beautiful Magnolia sinica is considered to be one of the most threatened magnolias in the world and is unique to China. There are fewer than ten mature individuals on forested slopes in south-east Yunnan Province.
The main threats to the species are seed collection, logging and habitat destruction for agriculture.
Since 2005 the Global Trees Campaign has been working in partnership with various organisations to conserve this species. This work has included field surveys and monitoring of the wild trees, reinforcing the wild population with nursery grown saplings and supporting Wenshan National Nature Reserve to protect them.
Magnolia sinica has large white or reddish fragrant flowers and is valuable as an ornamental tree.