Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 16, 2020

Cactus theft is ravaging the American desert 

The Guardian reports on the theft of cactus in American deserts

Across the south-west, cacti are being stolen from public lands in increasing numbers. From soaring saguaros to tiny, rare species favored as indoor house plants, the booming global demand for cacti is driving a shadowy, underground trade that’s difficult to police. Moreover, experts say, such trends risk destroying sensitive species forever.

Read full story ‘Yanked from the ground’: cactus theft is ravaging the American desert | Environment | The Guardian


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  1. […] via Cactus theft is ravaging the American desert  — Natural History Wanderings […]

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  2. Is there nothing humans won't cut down, dig up or kill for a dollar?

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    Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:02 AM

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