This species is listed as priority species on Annex II of the Habitats Directive and under Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). It is listed as Critically Endangered in the Spanish Red List: CR B2 ab(iii,iv,v) (Moreno 2008), and as species "En peligro de extinción" in the national and regional catalogues of threatened species.
The two known populations are included in the protected area Monumento Natural de los Riscos de Tirajana. The location of Caideros Altos is at the same time included in the area SCI of the same name and its status of conservation is a matter of concern. The location of Barranco de Tunte is outside the limits of this SCI but it shows an acceptable status of conservation.
Seeds of the species are stored in the germplasm bank Banco de Germoplasma del Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo in Gran Canaria, where research about the cultivation and micropropagation of the species is performed. This centre deals as well with the monitoring of the populations of the species.
Grazing exclusion zones must be designated in order to carry out further population surveillance and monitoring (Martín Osorio et al. 2004).
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