Maunder, M., Leiva, A., Santiago-Valentin, E., Stevenson, D. W., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Meerow, A. W., Mejia, M., Clubbe, C., and Francisco-Ortega, J. 2008. "Plant conservation in the Caribbean Island biodiversity hotspot." Botanical Review 74 (1):197-207. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12229-008-9007-7
While the Caribbean is a recognized "biodiversity hotspot", plant conservation has not received adequate attention; particularly, given the high levels of endemism in many plant groups. Besides establishing protected areas, there needs to be a sustained effort to study the taxonomy, systematics and ecology of the flora. Recent phylogenetic studies have shown high levels of endemism and conservation studies indicate a large propotion of the flora is threatened with extinction. Eight recommendations are given for plant conservation in the region.