Despite the lack of paleontological data for C. brevifolia, several studies have argued that the species has had a long history on the island of Cyprus. Theophrastus (371 -
These conflicting outcomes could be the effect of C. brevifolia's adaptation to its natural habitat in Cyprus. In addition, the isolation and lack of long-
Besides, Cedrus brevifolia is an important narrow endemic tree of Cyprus flora. Its botanical and ecological importance has been recognized by the scientific community, which has classified it as:
vulnerable species in the Red list of the IUNC and the Red Data Book of the Flora of Cyprus
rare species in the European Red list of Threatened Plants and Animals (ECE).
Its habitat type is classified as a priority habitat type (9590*) by European Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. In an effort to preserve its natural habitat, the wider area of its habitat was declared as a Natural Reserve, while the entire habitat is also considered for inclusion in the Natura 2000 network.