Four sites with a total of 1,300 individuals, restricted range, potential habitat modification or destruction due to limestone mining and urbanization. Little and Woodbury (1980) cite the following sites of occurrence: Rinc?n, Ponce and Bayam?n. Also St. Croix.
Threats include, limestone quarrying, habitat destruction and development pressure (USFWS 1984, 1990).
About 40 individuals are known from two sites (USFWS 1984, 1985).
USFWS (1985, 1990) proposes that Buxus vahlii should be protected in its natural habitat as long as possible, but that further research and restoration/reintroduction efforts will be necessary for this species conservation situation to improve.
Additional habitat sites need to be identified so that new populations can be established (USFWS 1990).
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