26 May '16, 10pm

Kew to Release The First Assessment of the Worlds Plants

Joshua via Flickr Creative Common The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, located in the UK, recently released the first annual State of the World’s Plants report, which provides a baseline assessment on the state of plants and vegetation all over the world. The one of a kind report is a joint effort of more than 80 scientists over the course of 2015. “This is the first ever global assessment on the state of the world’s plants,” said Kathy Willis, Kew’s director of science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, in a statement. “I find this remarkable given the importance of plants to all of our lives– from food, medicines, clothing, building materials and biofuels, to climate regulation. This report therefore provides the first step in filling this critical knowledge gap.” image via The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens There are currently 391,000 vascular plant species known to science, the report...

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