State of the Worlds Plants 2017

Lots on the BBC today about the 21% of the worlds plants currently facing risk of extinction. The report says a lot about how the plants are endangered and the implications of this for medical research amongst other things. It isn’t just about plants either, in Madagascar there used to be much bigger lemurs that are now extinct, they ate the fruit from a range of plants that are now critically endangered (orphaned’) because the lemurs provided them with a means of seed dispersal. The seeds are too big for the smaller lemurs and other animals. This is just one way in which ecological interdependency works… We have to draw a line and that is what the children’s campaign to save the surviving lemurs is all about. Please support it:


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