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Scientists have that around two-fifths of the world's plants are at risk of extinction. This stark warning from a piece of research the State of the World's Plants and Fungi. More than 200 scientists the state of play of the world's flora in 42 countries. A top botanist, Professor Alexandre Antonelli, said: "We are in an age of extinction. It's a very worrying picture of risk and urgent need for action. We're the race against time because species are faster than we can find and them. Many of them could important clues for solving some of the most pressing challenges of medicine and even perhaps of the emerging and current pandemics we are today."

There been positive signs in the past few years. More than 4,000 species of plants and fungi were in 2019. Among these are potential future foods that could a lifeline to millions of people on Earth suffering from poverty and food insecurity. Professor Antonelli the importance of protecting these and all plant life on Earth. He said: "We would not able to without plants and fungi – all life on them. Every time we lose a species, we lose an opportunity for humankind." The research was on the day of a United Nations summit at addressing this issue. Leading scientists will and insist world leaders act against biodiversity loss.

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