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Monday, September 5, 2011

Endangered Plant Species List — Saving Endangered Plants


          Left: Prairie-White-Fringed Orchid

                                           Image:GoldenSeal (endangered in Canada)

 


Yes, plants in our World,like animals can go extinct. That is why we humans have to be careful about how we act towards all the life on this planet! I have found an interesting and educational article entitled,Endangered Plant Species List — Saving Endangered Plants  
which you can access by clicking on the highlighted words above this line. Of particular importance are the 4 ways you can help ensure the survival of these endangered plants, which the author of the article, Zachary Shahan lists in his article.

Plants are even becoming endangered in the rain forests of our World!. To learn more about this fact and learn some of  the plant species which are threatened with extinction in the Rain Forests please visit the website, "Hope for the Rain Forests" by clicking on the the words you see highlighted in this sentence. According to the website,  Earth's Endangered Creatures,   there are 9322 plant species which are presently in danger of becoming extinct in our World!! These species are listed by their scientific name at the website. According to the website page, "Losing Paradise:Endangered Plants here and around  the World" "In most cases, plants become endangered due to human activities, and human efforts will be needed to reverse this trend." Please click on the words "human efforts in the last sentence to see what you can do to help these plants survive into the future! Here is a link to a video in which an expert states what human behaviors are causing plants to be threatened with extinction:


Fifth of world's plants endangered - study - World - Video - 3 News


Sadly, "at the end of 2009, the Canadian Encyclopedia listed 214 plants as endangered. Including those, about 1,000 species are rare." (source:http://www.gardenguides.com/88899-endangered-plants-canada.html ) You can learn more about Endangered Plants in Canada by clicking on the following link (which will take you to a page of the Canadian Encylopedia (online): http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002605 .

Source of images:        
http://www.prairiefrontier.com/flwrpics/native/prairiewhitefringedorchid.jpg

http://www.landscapingrevolution.com/images/goldenseal.jpg

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The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.