Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Ernest Wilson plant hunting in Yunnan

Just discovered an interesting article in the Global Times while searching for some specifics about the plant hunter Ernest Wilson.  Its worth a read as it flags up the MAJOR problems of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss in Yunnan, the most florally rich and diverse of China's provinces.  And to think, just a century ago the whole area of western China was a pre-industrialized paradise...

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