Save cactus plants from extinction


Cacti are renowned for their diverse forms and beautiful flowers. Credit: Jardín Botánico Regional de Cadereyta

From Kew Gardens in London, England:

Threatened cacti of Brazil

Kew scientists have contributed to a global assessment of cacti.

It is the first comprehensive global assessment to be published, and found that 31% of cacti species to be threatened with extinction, placing cacti among the most threatened groups assessed to-date (more threatened than mammals and birds).

See also here.

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