South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance (SCPCA)

Category: Conservation

NWRA releases at-risk species assessment for southern areas

The National Wildlife Refuge Association has just released its nwra-at-risk-report-2017 on Southern national forests, refuges, and other protected areas. This report attempts to quantify the role that protected areas play in supporting at-risk species, finding knowledge gaps, and encouraging cooperation…

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Oct. 22-28 is NC Native Plants Week

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared October 22-28, 2017, Native Plants Week in North Carolina, and has commended its observance to all citizens.

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Planting forests, land management could cut carbon significantly

Looking for a reason to keep trying? So-called natural climate solutions could mitigate a substantial part of the damage done by carbon emissions, according to a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Planting forests, land…

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Botanic gardens and plant conservation

The BBC reports that the world’s botanical gardens currently are helping to protect 40% of the world’s plant diversity. This report comes from research published in the journal Nature Plants, alas hidden behind a paywall but you can at least…

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