New Poster Highlights Protected Orchids of India

India is home to over 1,250 native orchid species. As is the case in many countries, those orchids are threatened by overharvesting of wild plants. To improve enforcement of India’s laws, a new poster has been created by the World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC, a registered UK charity which works to stop illegal wildlife trade. The poster identifies 11 of the most endangered varieties, offering clear illustrations of nine Paphs, one Vanda, and one Renanthera. Check out a small version of the poster below, or download the larger size from the website. You can also learn more about India’s orchids with a fact sheet containing important information about the plants, the threats they face, and conservation efforts.

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