IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

It is found on all the islands of the Azores with the exception of Graciosa. The area of occupancy (AOO) = 513 km2. The AOO was estimated on the presence within 1 km2 grid cells overlaid on a 1;25000 scale map. This mapping scale is more appropriate in the context of the size of the individual islands in the Azores, compared to the standard 4 km grid recommended in the IUCN guidelines. The AOO is distributed throughout the islands as follows (the percentage given is the AOO relative to the total area of each island):
  • Corvo - 6 km (35%);
  • Faial- 28 km (16%);
  • Flores - 87 km (61%);
  • Pico - 174 km (39%);
  • So Jorge - 64 km (27%);
  • So Miguel - 35 km (5%);
  • Santa Maria - 1 km (1%) and
  • Terceira - 118 km (29%).
So Miguel has two locations: Lagoa do Fogo and Tronqueira/Graminhai. On Terceira Juniperus occurs throughout the central part of the island, with one coastal location at Agualva. On Pico it also occurs throughout the central part of the island with two coastal locations of Manhenha and Cais-do-Mourato (Elias 2007). On Santa Maria it only has one location at Almagreira.


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