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World Wildlife Fund 2016 Reports Alarming Habitat Loss in Great Plains

The grasslands of the Great Plains are among the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet, according to a recently released report by the World Wildlife Fund.  Among the alarming statistics presented in the 2016 Plowprint Report is that the region lost more grassland to agriculture in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation.  Lauritzen Gardens staff contribute to conservation efforts in the Great Plains by studying endangered plants in their natural habitat to gain a better understand their ecology and conservation needs.  The WWF 2016 Plowprint Report can be accesses at:

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