Category Archives: Endangered Plants

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Endangered Plants Like Money in the Bank?

The department says the scheme will ensure much more biodiversity is protected as well as speeding up the planning process and providing developers with more certainty. It hopes biobanking will eventually replace the Threatened Species Conservation Act, which all parties say has failed the environment.

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When Bees Disappear Plants Follow

In Britain, where bee diversity has fallen and hoverflies have at best held steady, there have been declines in 70% of the wildflowers that require insects for pollination. However, wind-pollinated or self-pollinating plants have held constant or increased

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You Can’t Restore Habitat if You Can’t Get The Seed: Prairie Version

The couple never planned to spend five years building a harvester, but like a barbed needle-and-thread grass seed, once the idea got in their heads they couldn't pull it out.

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Wild American Chestnuts Discovered

It is a rare opportunity to see an entire stand, albeit a small one, of American chestnut trees, many of which are in the forest canopy.

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Common Introduced Weed Threatens Hardwood Forests

Maples, ashes and other hardwood trees are being harmed by an invasive weed that indirectly slows their growth to about one-tenth the normal speed, scientists say.

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Loss of Pollinators Especially Hard on Plants in Biological Hotspots

Species in species-rich regions face two challenges that increase the risk of extinction: habitat destruction, which is occurring at alarming rates in the tropics, and reduced pollinator activity.

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What Happens When You Mess With Symbiotic Pollination Relationships?

With as many as 70% of plant species dependent on animal pollinators and at least 82 mammalian pollinator species and 103 bird pollinator species considered threatened or extinct, this is sobering news.

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Common Western Weed Kills Competition

…spotted knapweed – doesn't take over outside of its native ecology just by being leaner – it's also meaner.