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Kew: State of World Plants

The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens' State of the World Plants is an interactive, multimedia report that recently earned a Webby nomination for best Science site. It's easy to see why: the report is full of gorgeous photographs, fascinating graphs, and informative maps. As this website notes, the report offers "a baseline assessment of our current knowledge on the diversity of plants on earth, the global threats these plants currently face, and the policies dealing with them." Supplemental features of this report are organized by chapter, ranging from New Plant Discoveries (featuring photographs and descriptions of six newly identified genera from around the world) to Climate Change (where visitors can explore an interactive map that highlights how plants in different areas of the world are being affected by climate change) to Extinction Risk (an extensive interactive sunburst chart that allows people to see the various factors that place one in five of the world's plants at risk for extinctions). Those interested may download an 84-page PDF of the report for additional text, photographs, and charts.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-04-14
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