This is the first document to collate current knowledge on the state of the world’s plants. A large team of researchers has reviewed published literature, scrutinised global databases and synthesised new datasets. The output presented here represents a status report on our knowledge of global vegetation as it stands in 2016. The report is in three sections. The first part describes what we currently know about plants: how many plant species there are. The second part of the report assesses our knowledge of global threats to plants. In particular, we review the potential impacts of climate change, land-use change, invasive plants, plant diseases, and extinction risk. The third part details international trade, as well as policies and international agreements that are in place to deal with some of the threats.
genetische bronnen van plantensoorten - genetische diversiteit - plantenziekten - verspreiding van planten - internationale handel - invasieve soorten - landgebruik - klimaatverandering - vegetatie - wereld