Viral Ideas: Biodiversity Hotspots

By preserving biodiversity hotspots, we are able to leverage biodiversity preservation by targeting just a small percentage of the earth’s surface. It has become the single highest earning global conservation strategy attracting roughly $850 million in funds. … More Viral Ideas: Biodiversity Hotspots

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In-situ and Ex-situ: Conservation Frenemies

In-situ and ex-situ conservation methods should not be considered equivalent strategies for protecting plant biodiversity. We must ensure for in-situ conservation (land preservation). This is especially true for biological hotspots. Ex-situ conservation (botanical gardens, gene and seed banks, or cryogenic preservation) can only supplement the rich genetic diversity that evolves in intact, wild ecosystems. … More In-situ and Ex-situ: Conservation Frenemies