Category Archives: Endangered Plants

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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.

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Plants That Save Lives Need Saving Themselves

A global survey carried out by more than 100 botanists and other scientists has found that more than 10,000 species of medicinal plants face extinction, including many used in prescription drugs that cannot be commercially synthesised.

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What We Can Do For Pollinators

Since pollination is essential to crop and plant life, the Convention on Biological Diversity has adopted the International Pollinators Initiative to promote the conservation and sustainable use of pollinator diversity in agriculture and related ecosystems.