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.


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.