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Environment & Conservation

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

NYBG Science in the News: Disappearing Lichens and a Southern Appalachian Stronghold

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Lichens are fungi that form beautiful, complex symbioses with algae and bacteria. These hubs of activity that bind nature together are incredibly important to nearly ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science, Videos

From the Field: Plants and People of Vanuatu

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science, Videos

From forest preservation to documenting the local plants and their traditional uses, NYBG scientists have collaborated with the people of Vanuatu since 2015 on projects ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

How Many Plants Have Gone Extinct in the Past 250 Years?

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

The International Day for Biological Diversity, which is today, is an especially important occasion to appreciate Earth's biodiversity and yet acknowledge that many plants and ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, How To, Videos

How to Participate in an EcoQuest Challenge

Posted in Environment & Conservation, How To, Videos

Citizen science is as simple as pulling out your smartphone. Read More

Environment & Conservation

Earth Day 50: Still Closing the Circle

Posted in Environment & Conservation

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NYBG's Dr. Brian Boom reflects on his own history with the very first event, NYBG's ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Videos

Project Rondônia: On the Ground in the Brazilian Amazon

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Videos

For most of the past decade, NYBG scientist Dr. Douglas Daly has focused his efforts on a research and training project in Rondônia, Brazil, to ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Garden News

Rarest of Them All: New Research Using Data from NYBG and Other Institutions Finds More Than a Third of All Plant Species Are “Exceedingly Rare”

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Garden News

An international team of researchers, including an NYBG scientist, has concluded that more than a third of all plant species are exceedingly rare, making them ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections

Examining the John Torrey Papers During #ClimateWeekNYC

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections

John Torrey is considered one of the most important botanists in the early development of scientific botany, horticulture, and agriculture in 19th-century America. Read More

Environment & Conservation

Wildlife at the Garden: Red-tailed Hawk Nest 2019

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I am happy to report that for a third straight year, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks has chosen to nest at The New York Botanical ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Amazonia Ablaze: A Record Year for Forest Fires in Brazil

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

A renowned landscape architect, Burle Marx was also a passionate, outspoken conservationist. His writings on environmental topics in Brazil—powerful when written a half-century ago—have a ... Read More

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