Almost a third of world’s tree species face extinction: Report | Climate Change News | Al Jazeera
Conservation group says the number of threatened tree species is double the number of threatened mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles combined.
Almost a third of the world’s tree species are at risk of extinction, while hundreds are on the brink of being wiped out, according to a new report.
The landmark study, published by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) on Wednesday, said some 17,500 tree species – or 30 percent of the total – are at risk of extinction, while 440 species have fewer than 50 specimens left in the wild.
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The pictures below is how Sonoma County wine industry continues to destroy trees and critical habitat in their quest for more alcohol crops. We are still waiting for a Tree Ordinance that is in the 21st century. All pictures attributed to Kimberly Burr.