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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