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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Extinction of Wild Plants No more beating around the bush There are various ways we have wiped out wildlife in the past few centuries. These include: -over-hunting-habitat destruction and urban development-the introduction of invasive species 68% of plants in Madagascar exist nowhere else on Earth. Plants and animals become extinct when they fail to adapt to changes in their environment, whether natural or man-made. Plants are vital to our existence,providing foods, building materials, fibres for clothing, medicines and fuel.However, habitats around the world are being rapidly destroyed ONE IN FOUR plant species are under threat of extinction -BCGI There are plant species in the world 250,000 Research Centre for Urban Ecology- Melbourne, Australia Both Singapore and New York City now contain less than of their original vegetation. 600/2179 Tropical regions support of the world's plant species TWO-THIRDS ONE TENTH These cities have both lost species of plants American association for the advancement of science In China, more than 5,000 of the estimated 30,000 identified domestic species of plants are used for medicinal purposes. More than 40% of all prescriptions in the US contain one or more drugs thatoriginated from bacteria and plants. FAO, State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (1997) GCA2014 30% of global forest cover has been cleared BY SARAH TIJOU World Resources institute 68% of evaluated plant species are threatened with extinction. International Union for Conservation of Nature
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