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Extinction Countdown

An “extinct” plant species is saved, just in time

In the conservation world, there’s a concept known as a "Lazarus" species: Those thought to be extinct, but later rediscovered. Take Aspalathus recurvispina, for example. This little plant with yellow flowers disappeared from South Africa years ago, and for the last decade has been considered probably extinct. But a few months ago, eagle-eyed members of [...]

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