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Georgia Conservationists Save Rare Plant Seeds For The Future

For decades researchers have protected rare plant species by preserving habitat. But given climate change and limited water resources, some experts say protecting land is no longer enough.

So Georgia conservationists are taking a fresh approach. They’re saving the seeds of endangered plants, learning what they can about them in captivity and maybe one day find them new homes.

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Grant Blankenship has the story.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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