New global assessment shows cacti fifth most threatened species group

A new report published in Nature on a recently completed global species assessment shows cacti are at risk worldwide and the fifth most threatened of any major group assessed to date. CBO Affiliate Gerrit (Jan) Schipper contributed to the global assessment led by Barbara Goettsch, Co-Chair of the IUCN Cactus and Succulent Plant Specialist Group. Read more on the findings of this study at ASU News. CBO is leading efforts to list all cactus species in the Sonoran desert so that an assessment of species in this diverse region can support its conservation.