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Acknowledgements

All of IUCN's Red Listing processes rely on the willingness of experts to contribute and pool their collective knowledge to make the most reliable estimates of species status. Without their enthusiastic commitment to species conservation, this kind of regional overview would not be possible.

Coordination of the European Red List of Vascular Plants was carried out by Melanie Bilz (IUCN Global Species Programme). Shelagh Kell and Nigel Maxted (University of Birmingham; IUCN Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group) coordinated the selection, data collection and assessments of the European crop wild relatives while Richard Lansdown (Ardeola Environmental Services) coordinated the compilation of data and the assessments of European aquatic plants. Hassan Rankou and Mike Fay (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; IUCN Orchid Specialist Group) carried out the assessments of all European orchids. Ana Nieto was central to this project as she provided support and guidance on finance, facilitiation, data editing, review, maps, and fundraising. She also organized the two evaluation workshops.

Annabelle Cuttelod, Helen Temple, Craig Hilton-Taylor and Jean-Christophe Vié provided guidance, encouragement, and good advice throughout the project. Teresa Oliveros Martinez, Anna Rosenberg, Maureen Martindell, Amy Burden and Hugo Ruiz Lozano assisted substantially with financial management of the project. Vineet Katariya, Adrian Hughes, Yichuan Shi, and Jim Ragle provided high-quality support on GIS and database issues.

For the organisation and hosting of the workshop on crop wild relatives in Cascais (Portugal) in April 2010 and for the financial support we would like to thank Cascais Natura and Cascais City Council. For the organisation and hosting of the workshop on policy species in Brest (France) in June 2010, we would like to thank the Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest. Our hosts arranged for effective working environments in beautiful surroundings and we enjoyed their warm hospitality. For facilitation at the workshop we would like to thank Annabelle Cuttelod, Ana Nieto, Leah Collett, Maiko Lutz, Amy Burden, and Maria Dolores Peraza Zurita.

This project had the help of many volunteers who dedicated their time to edit and review assessments and to create maps. For the policy plants and aquatic plant species we would like to thank Maria Dolores Peraza Zurita, Diego Juffe Bignoli, Yichuan Shi, Pip Goodwin, Rebecca Catford, Joe Wood, Jennifer Love, Pramod Lamsal, Joe Osborne, and Thomas Nott. For the crop wild relative species, we extend our gratitude to staff and students Joana Magos Brehm, Serene Hargreaves, Joe Osborne, and Hannah Fielder.

For advice on the species selection we would like to thank Jane Smart, Hugh Synge, Elizabeth Radford and the Planta Europa Steering Committee. For the provision of substantial data sets we would like to thank Werner Greuter, Eckhard Raab-Straube and Anton Guentsch (The Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem, Germany), Helmut Knüpffer (The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany), John Wiersema and Stephanie Greene (The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USA), Suzanne Sharrock and Meirion Jones (Botanic Gardens Conservation International), Milko Skofic (Bioversity International), Graham French (Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK), José M. Iriondo (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain), Mauricio Parra-Quijano (Centre of Plant Genetic Resources of Spain and Universidad Polytechnica de Madrid, Spain), Samantha Dobbie (University of Birmingham, UK), Doug Evans and Dominique Richard (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France), and Stephane Buord and Jean Yves Lesouëf (Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest, France). We would like to thank the project Atlas de Flora Amenazada by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, y Medio Rural y Marino, and Sociedad Española de Biología de la Conservación de Plantas, Spain, for access to their national red list information, data, maps and images.

Many of the experts that contributed to this project are members of an IUCN/SSC Specialist Group (SG) and we would like to thank the chairs and Red List Authorities of those groups for mobilising their network and for supporting this project: Arctic Plant SG, Conifer SG, Crop Wild Relative SG, Global Tree SG, Macaronesian Island Plant SG, Mediterranean Island Plant SG, Medicinal Plants SG and Orchid SG.

Data were provided by many experts throughout Europe and we would like to thank in particular the following people for their major contribution to this project (in alphabetical order by family name – we apologize if we have inadvertently missed anyone):

  • Thomas Abeli
  • Aurelio Acevedo Rodríguez
  • Carlos Aguiar
  • Aulikki Alanen
  • Antun Alegro
  • Alessandro Alessandrini
  • Paulo Alves
  • Maria Ansaldi
  • Mora Aronsson
  • Pier Virgilio Arrigoni
  • Åsmund Asdal
  • Gianluigi Bacchetta
  • Stefano Bacci
  • Steven Bachman
  • Simonetta Bagella
  • Ángel Bañares Baudet
  • Giuseppina Barberis
  • Francisco Barreto Caldas
  • Ioannis Bazos
  • Gianni Bedini
  • Erwin Bergmeier
  • Regina Berjano Pérez
  • A. Bernardello
  • Karl-Georg Bernhardt
  • Alessio Bertolli
  • Gabriel Blanca
  • Thomas Gregor
  • Patrick Grillas
  • Jaime Güemes
  • Andreas Gygax
  • Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis
  • Thomas Hadjikyriakou
  • Iva Hodálová
  • Vojtech Holubec
  • Zdenka Hroudova
  • Laetitia Hugot
  • Irina Illarionova
  • José Iriondo
  • Anne Jäkäläniemi
  • Nejc Jogan
  • Nicolas Juillet
  • C. Kailis
  • Zdenek Kaplan
  • Andreas Katsiosis
  • Shelagh Kell
  • Eija Kemppainen
  • Chris Kik
  • Michael Kleih
  • Helena Korpelainen
  • Gregor Koslowski
  • Hörður Kristinsson
  • Angelos Kyratzis
  • Thomas Kyriacou
  • Juozas Labokas
  • Richard Lansdown
  • Cesare Lasen
  • Danna Leaman
  • Joana Magos Brehm
  • Federico Mangili
  • Rossella Marcucci
  • Karol Marhold
  • Manuel V. Marrero Gómez
  • Águedo Marrero Rodríguez
  • Stefano Marsili
  • Katia Martín Cáceres
  • Victoria Eugenia Martín Osorio
  • Oleg Maslovky
  • Efisio Mattana
  • Emanuele Bocchieri
  • Éva Bőhm
  • Mauro Bovio
  • Ferdinando Branca
  • John Bruinsma
  • Gabriela Buffa
  • Zofia Bulińska
  • Stéphane Buord
  • Baltasar Cabezudo Artero
  • Maria do Carmo Tavares
  • Eduardo Carqué Álamo
  • Angelino Carta
  • Robert Caruana
  • José Augusto Carvalho
  • Miguel Carvalho
  • Charalambos S. Christodoulou
  • D. Cobo
  • Manuel B. Crespo
  • Gilberto M. Cruz Trujillo
  • Aaron P. Davis
  • Pinelopi Delipetrou
  • A. Della
  • Eduardo Manuel Ferreira Dias
  • Elisabeth Dodinet
  • Gianniantonio Domina
  • Nigel Maxted
  • Leopoldo Medina
  • Viktor Melnyk
  • Pavol Mereďa
  • Ricardo Mesa Coello
  • Zbigniew Mirek
  • Justin Moat
  • Chiara Montagnani
  • Bertrand de Montmollin
  • Juan Carlos Moreno Saiz
  • Juan Francisco Mota Poveda
  • José Naranjo Suárez
  • Patricia Navas
  • Valeria Negri
  • Baudewijn Odé
  • Santiago Ortiz
  • María Ángeles Ortiz Herrera
  • Joe Osborne
  • Päivi Paalamo
  • Ángel Palomares Martínez
  • Constantinos Papasavvas
  • Demetra Paraskeva-Hadjichambi
  • Julio Pastor
  • Simonetta Peccenini
  • Julio Peñas
  • Andrés Vicente Pérez Latorre
  • Lorenzo Peruzzi
  • Antoaneta Petrova
  • Danka Petrović
  • Halina Piękoś-Mirkowa
  • Livio Poldini
  • Cristiano Pontecorvo
  • Miguel Porto
  • Gert Poulsen
  • Filippo Prosser
  • Hassan Rankou
  • Valerijus Rašomavičius
  • Jorge Alfredo Reyes Betancort
  • Tim Rich
  • Domizia Donnini
  • Alena Dostalova
  • David Draper
  • Maria Cristina Duarte
  • Ehsan Dulloo
  • Garifalia Economou
  • Pavol Eliás
  • Stefan Ericsson
  • Aljos Farjon
  • Mike Fay
  • Giuseppe Fenu
  • Viera Feráková
  • Francisco Fernandes
  • Bruno Foggi
  • Brian Ford-Lloyd
  • Lothar Frese
  • Ewan Gage
  • Fabio Garbari
  • Antonio García Gallo
  • Pablo Garcia Murillo
  • Domenico Gargano
  • Rodolfo Gentili
  • Király Gergely
  • Lorenzo Gianguzzi
  • Guillaume Gigot
  • Ricardo González González
  • Gabriele Rinaldi
  • Octavio Rodríguez Delgado
  • Graziano Rossi
  • Fred Rumsey
  • Terhi Ryttäri
  • Per Harald Salvesen
  • Isabel Santana López
  • Annalisa Santangelo
  • Arnoldo Santos Guerra
  • Hanno Schaefer
  • Stephan Scholz
  • Tamara Smekalova
  • Dubravka Soljan
  • Heidi Solstad
  • Jitka Stepankova
  • Vladimir Stevanović
  • Darrin Stevens
  • Silvia Strajeru
  • Salvador Talavera Lozano
  • François Tapia
  • Philip Thomas
  • Anna Trias Blasi
  • Alessandro Tribulato
  • Angelo Troia
  • Takis Tsintides
  • Dana Turonova
  • Katya Uzundzhalieva
  • Clara de Vega Durán
  • Åslaug Viken
  • Rudolf Vögel
  • Gabor Vörösváry
  • Kevin Walker
  • Klaus van de Weyer
  • Thomas Wilhalm
  • Paul Wilkin
  • Tim Wilkins
  • Philip Wilson
  • Peter Wind
  • Elena Zappa
  • Dimitri Zubov

We are very grateful for the contributions of several members of the Societa Botanica Italiana and the Conservatoires Botaniques Nationaux in France that are not named above.



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