In our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, NatureServe commits to playing an even greater role in protecting biodiversity by providing the best available science, data, and technology to support biodiversity conservation. Learn more about the values that are core to NatureServe and how we are investing in our future.
Here we report the results of a global species assessment for the largest plant taxon evaluated to date under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List Categories and Criteria, the iconic Cactaceae (cacti). We show that cacti are among the most threatened taxonomic groups assessed to date, with 31% of the 1,478 evaluated species threatened, demonstrating the high anthropogenic pressures on biodiversity in arid lands.
Transportation planners and natural resource specialists should use this peer-reviewed technical guide supports to help support a standardized, science-based approach for identifying ecological priorities and integrating them into transportation and infrastructure decision-making.
The purpose of Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning is to provide coastal natural resource managers and community planners with the information necessary to select appropriate tools for their climate-related planning projects.