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

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Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Ben Lowe.

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In the latest episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean sits down with Margaret O'Gorman, President of the Wildlife Habitat Council, which supports companies in developing and achieving goals around protecting biodiversity.
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.
Annual Report
2021 was a year of new beginnings for NatureServe, from a new logo, to a strategic plan for the next four years, to the start of an expedition across the NatureServe Network. NatureServe's 2021 Annual Report is available online now, plus explore our map of at-risk species in the US and Canada.

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Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora). NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable (G3). Photo by M.E. Sanseverino.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Diana Robinson.

 

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