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Extinctions of species and subspecific taxa in hotspots of biodiversity deserve special attention. After more than 40 years of major efforts, estimates of extinct plant taxa in California seem to be somewhat stabilized.
Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
Impacts of global climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental changes on the world's biota and peoples continue to increase, especially on islands and in high elevation areas.
This popular webinar was attended by botanic garden professionals from around the world, from Poland to the USA, Norway to Canada. The participants gathered to discuss new and exciting ways to carry out research and evaluation at botanic gardens.
Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.
The Great Basin-Native Plant Project and Fire Science Exchange, the BLM Plant Conservation Program, the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Society for Ecological Restoration Great Basin Chapter provided this webinar series on see
Dr. Kevin Price served for 28 years as a professor at Utah State University, University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
The PCA Federal Committee, chaired by the Bureau of Land Management, developed the “National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020” in cooperation with Federal and non-Federal partners.
Presennter: Jeannette Whitton, Director University of British Columbia Herbarium, Canada’s
Although only a minority of plant species have a specific human use, many more play important roles in natural ecosystems and the services they provide, and rare species are more likely to have unusual traits that could be useful in the future.