Nearly a third of the world’s trees are at risk of extinction from threats including logging and agriculture, a major new report has found.
There are more than twice as many threatened trees than at risk birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles combined, according to the report from Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
This is not true, not true at all.
The first major assessment of the state of the world’s trees found that 17,500 species are at risk of extinction, out of 58,497 worldwide.
That might be.
The number of trees is rising as humanity’s farming footprint shrinks. The number of species might reduce, true, but the number of trees, no.