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Baker's Drepanolejeunea (Drepanolejeunea bakeri)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 230531303

Habitat Assessment and Persistence of the endangered, Luzon-endemic liverwort Drepanolejeunea bakeri Herzog in Mount Bulusan, the Philippines

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 230531303) - Baker's Drepanolejeunea - Awarded $5,000 on June 07, 2023

Generally, this project aims to provide information on the persistence, distribution, and ecology of Drepanolejeunea bakeri in Mt. Bulusan and to assess the quality and state of its associated habitats which are necessary in updating its assessment information and in drafting action plans for its conservation. Specifically, this project aims to: 1) conduct field studies and bryophyte collection work in the tropical rainforests of Mt. Bulusan using modified belt transects and Floristic Habitat Sampling; 2) analyze the distribution pattern of Drepanolejeunea bakeri and its relation to environmental parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, and light intensity; 3) characterize, analyze, and assess the state and quality of the tropical lower and tropical upper montane rainforests of these mountains using the DENR Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring System for Terrestrial Ecosystems; 4) identify current and potential threats to the species and its severity; 5) disseminate information on the conservation of the tropical lower and tropical upper montane rainforests of these mountains through communication, education, and public awareness (CEPA) materials; and 6) propose the establishment of Permanent Biodiversity Monitoring Areas (PBMAs) for the effective conservation and monitoring of this species in the identified localities.

Project 230531303 location - Philippines, Asia