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Heller's blazingstar (Liatris helleri). NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled (G2). Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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With 2022 wrapped up, we’re bringing you a special episode of Conservation Conversations this month—a compilation of some of the most thought-provoking moments from our episodes last year.
This new study, led by Tel Aviv University, reflects on the first comprehensive global assessment for reptiles released just last year by NatureServe, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Conservation International. The authors make recommendations for how to move reptile conservation forward. 
Many of the world's ecosystems are at risk: 10% of ecosystems are artificially created and maintained by humans yet occupy more than 30% of the Earth's land surface - what is left is home to 94% of threatened species on the IUCN Red List. The ecosystem typology will enable more coordinated and effective biodiversity conservation, critical for human well-being.
Researchers from partnering institutions developed an updated checklist of all 890 tree species native to the contiguous U.S., and a replicable assessment data sharing process to guide future updates. The authors report that approximately 11-16% of tree species in the U.S. are threatened with extinction, with the greatest threats being invasive pests and diseases.

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Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora). NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable (G3). Photo by M.E. Sanseverino.
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