This first Asian Plant Conservation Report by IUCN examines recent conservation progress in Asia and offers suggestions on how to achieve plant conservation targets under the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) framework.

The Second Report on the State of the World

One in five of the world's 380,000 plant species is threatened with extinction and human activity is doing most of the damage, according to a global study published on Wednesday.

Scientists from Britain's Botanic Gardens at Kew, London's Natural History Museum and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), found that more than 22 percent of species were endangered, criticall

Plants are more threatened than birds (10,027 species), as threatened as mammals (5,490 species) and less threatened than amphibians (6,285 species)
One in five plant species are facing the threat of extinction, a global analysis conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with the Natural History Museum, London, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, has revealed.


The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A four-day international conference on

Hongadahalla (Hassan dist), Sept 16, DH News Service:

A study made by Energy and Wetland Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) on - 'Biodiversity, Ecology and Socio-Economic aspects of Gundia River Basin in the context of proposed mega hydro electric power project' re-affirms that Gundia Basin in central Western Ghats is

The Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) has proposed to establish in situ conservation sites in 13 districts of the State, where it would collect information about floral biodiversity and document it.

The Centre is also planning to start research and conservation of Rare, Endangered and Threatened (RET) species and link cultural relationship in management of biodiversity.

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Kohima, Aug 9: Although Nagaland has a geographical area of only 16, 579 sq km, it harbours very rich and unique biodiversity with the state being a part of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot.

The 2010 Seeds Bill that has been introduced in Parliament does address
some of the major concerns in the aborted 2004 version, but strangely a
number of important correctives