Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 16, 2019

Plant smugglers take ‘massive’ toll on California’s Dudleya farinosa succulent species

The Press Democrat  reports on how the plant theft in Northern California is even greater than originally thought

Investigators now believe several hundred thousands plants worth tens of millions of dollars on the Asian black market have been torn illegally from bluffs along the Northern California coast over the past several years, in some cases stripping whole areas of the plant species, said Adrian Foss, a captain with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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