Magnolia on the critical list

Almost half of the 245 known species of the beautiful plant are dying out around the world, writes Ros Drinkwater

11th April, 2009

The worst scenario for any plant or animal is to find itself on the IUCN Re d List, an ‘accolade’ which means the species is in danger of extinction.

The world’s oldest and largest global environment network , The International Union for Conservation of Nature, exists to protect the global environment - and has almost 11,000 volunteers in over 160 countries. The Red List highlights species most at risk and, according to a...

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