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— the international union for conservation of nature’s red list of threatened species, which inventories threatened species and serves as a tool to prioritize species for conservation action, has so far assessed less than 10 percent of the more than 390,000 recognized plant species. as comparison, it has assessed all recognized bird and mammal species. read : could machine learning be the key to better plant conservation?


— “as climate continues to change, those isolated habitats become more and more precious, and should something happen to even one of those isolated habitats, you may lose an important component of that population.” read article : the extinction crisis in a warming world, how climate change is intensifying threats to nature and what can be done