Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 14, 2019

Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’

The BBC reports

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study.

The number is based on actual extinctions rather than estimates, and is twice that of all bird, mammal and amphibian extinctions combined.

Scientists say plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster than what would be expected naturally.

Read full article at  Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’ – BBC News


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