Royal News

Britain’s Prince Charles has called for urgent protection for British wildflowers, including native British orchids. His call comes after release of a report by the conservation charity Plantlife, titled “The Ghost Orchid Declaration.” (By the way, the ghost orchid in Britain shares a common name with the ghost orchid I’ve written about in Florida, but they’re actually very different species.) The report raises an alarm that hundreds of species of wildflowers are in danger, and worries that the government neglects wildflowers in its environmental policies. Existing British laws haven’t stopped the loss of native wildflowers from intensive farming, climate change, and habitat destruction. As a result, British orchids such as lady slippers are in danger of dying out. With no time to lose, at least the wildflowers have royalty in their corner.

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4 Comments on “Royal News”

  1. Alex Says:

    I thought this was a very interesting post thanks for writing it!

  2. nancy Says:

    I visiting England many years ago and saw incredible orchids growing along the roadside. Its one of the sights I’ll never forget. They’re worth prseerving!

  3. Joy Blake Says:

    Great info! I guess there are lots of orchids that remind people of ghosts.

  4. GreenThumbGuy Says:

    Good news! We’re in a major extinction event right now, and humans need to get it together or else we’ll be alone on this little planet.