The Samoa Conservation Society (S.C.S.) is currently doing work on endemic plant species and has already identified 108 to study in more detail and work towards their preservation. The S.C.S.
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz are contributing new insights into the challenges plants face in adapting to climate change.
Australia needs to embark on an urgent mission to formally document more than half a million undiscovered plants and animals before they are lost to science and the planet.
The vital role of Vanuatu’s rich forest in sustaining livelihoods and the need to keep traditional plant knowledge and practices alive to inspire new generation to keep forests sustainable was captured in a documentary released recently...
When it comes to threatened species, charismatic animals usually get the most attention. But many of Australia’s plants are also in grave danger of extinction, and in many cases, the problem is getting worse.
Plants and fungi hold promise as future medicines, fuels and foods, according to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. But opportunities are being lost to use this "treasure chest of incredible diversity" as species vanish due to habitat destruction and climate change.
A recent study in the journal Nature found that New Guinea has more plant species than any other island on Earth.The island has more than 13,000 species of plants, more than two-thirds of which live only in New Guinea.
The healing properties of some plants used in traditional Samoan medicine have been scientifically proven in a new study. Published on Friday in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology it looked at 14 Samoan plants.The Samoa Observer reports all were found to have positive effects on wounds, burns and s
Chinese researchers have discovered that the plant community showed higher sensitivity to plant invasions than the soil microbial and fauna communities on tropical coral islands.
New Guinea is home to more than 13,500 species of plant, two-thirds of which are endemic, according to a new study that suggests it has the greatest plant diversity of any island in the world – 19% more than Madagascar, which previously held the record.