570 Venezuelan plants are at risk of extinction

In Venezuela there are 570 plants in danger of extinction as a result of the destruction of their habitat for housing construction, the implementation of activities as farming and livestock, as well as its illegal logging for commercial purposes.

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Ancient plants in Ecuador are threatened

A study published in September 2014 by the International Union for the Care of Nature (IUCN) indicates that at least 20% of the world’s medicinal plants are threatened. The list contains some species that live in Ecuador.