Botanists launch bid to rescue the world’s threatened habitats

One hundred of the most endangered habitats in the world are to be restored in a major global project.

They are some of the world’s most threatened natural landscapes, devastated by decades of pollution and deforestation.

Now a major new project is aiming to restore some of the most damaged habitats on the planet to their former glory.

Experts from botanical gardens around the world will next week sign an agreement to work together in a 20 year long project to rescue 100 ecosystems that they fear are on the verge of being lost forever.

Among the landscapes they are hoping to save are the arid huarango woodlands in southern Peru, which have almost completely been turned to desert after being cut down to make way for farming.

Upland forests in the mountains of Kenya, which support rich varieties of plants and animals, have been so heavily cleared by tea plantations that just five per cent of the forests now remain.

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4 responses to “Botanists launch bid to rescue the world’s threatened habitats

  1. I assume they’ll be using their own money for these projects.

    NOT !!!

  2. Eric Baumholer

    These won’t be ‘pristine habitats’, they’ll be artificial environments. Non-public parks. And how will they be protected from CAGW? We’ll need heating, cooling and lighting systems, and irrigation, at least. The parks will also need to be large enough to encompass the migratory species involved, who annually move from one habitat to the other. This means either Trillions of hectares or platoons of bird-movers, etc. Heck, just make it simple. Turn the whole Earth into a non-public park and go somewhere else. It’s really what they want anyhow.

  3. Coach Springer

    So, this is the Crusade against third world farming? 100 habitats? Hell, they haven’t even managed to figure out how to manage our national parks yet.

  4. Just a prelude to the Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development (DICED) affectionately known as Agenda 21 on steroids. Non-tenured professors need to get their publications so they can join the ultimate academic club; that of the tenured professor. Like all international projects this too probably will be funded at least 90% by US Taxpayer dollars. Coach, USFWS can’t even manage the wildlife refuges.

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