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Cactus Species More Threatened Than Birds or Mammals

Cacti are among the world’s most threatened species, even more so than mammals and birds, according to the first ever global assessment. Native to arid parts of the Americas, Cacti have also been introduced to Africa, Australia and Europe. But the new research show that that 31 percent are threatened with extinction According to Barbara Goettsch, a scientist with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and co-lead author of the Global...

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