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Threats to plants

Watch: Threats to plants: Interview with a plant scientist

I interviewed Professor Muthama Muasya, a plant scientist, about threats facing plants from humans’ impact on their habitats.

It is not just the loss of hectares of natural vegetation that is a concern, it is also about the fragmentation of habitats that is a major threat to species. If the ecosystem in which the plant survives is put under pressure, extinctions occur. Aside from the loss of these unique plants, we are also losing our potential to use biodiversity in the future for our needs (e.g., medicines, food etc.).

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Extinctions: Past and Present

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