Is botany at bay?

The Economist has a feature article on the pressures that plants are under across the world.  It is based on Kew’s new report: The State of the World’s Plants 2016 which was recently published. You can see the Economist feature here, and the report (with its great pictures and graphics) is here.  

Remembering Bill Ballantine

Bill Ballantine was a noted New Zealand marine biologist and grassroots activist who successfully promoting the establishment of “no-take” marine reserves, both in New Zealand and internationally.  These unprecedented reserves are widely considered to be a critical means of protecting marine resources which are quickly being  depleted around the globe. In a Conservation Blog, marine…