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World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatened

25 / 09 / 2017, Science Daily

The most in-depth species survey to date finds an 'astonishing array' of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41 percent of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is 'no technical reason for plant species to become extinct.'

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