The main environmental problem of the plant world is the destruction of vegetation by people. It is one thing when people gather wild berries, use medicinal plants, and another thing when fires destroy thousands of hectares of all living things that are on the territory. In this regard, the destruction of flora is a pressing global environmental problem today.
The destruction of certain plant species leads to the impoverishment of the entire gene pool of the flora. If at least one species is exterminated, then the whole ecosystem changes dramatically. So plants are food for herbivores, and in case of destruction of the vegetation cover, these animals and then predators will die out.
If we talk about the specifics, then the reduction in the number of species of flora occurs for the following reasons:
Which plants are on the verge of extinction?
What the destruction of plants will lead to, we know. Now let's talk about which species are at risk of extinction. Among the flowers, edelweiss is considered rare. Also on the planet there is little Chinese mice flower, although it does not have beauty and attractiveness, but rather can scare anyone. Still rare is the middler red. If we talk about trees, then Methuselah pine is considered the rarest, it is also very ancient. Also in the desert grows the tree of life, which is more than 400 years old. Speaking of other rare plants, one can name a Japanese beard - a miniature orchid, Fori rhododendron, Raymondi puiya, wild lupine, Franklin tree, large-leaved magnolia, Nepentes tenax, jade flower and others.
What threatens the destruction of flora?
The shortest answer is the cessation of life of all living things, since plants are a source of nutrition for people and animals. If we talk about more specific points, then the forests are considered the lungs of the planet. Their destruction leads to the fact that the possibility of air purification decreases, a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere accumulates. This leads to a greenhouse effect , a change in heat transfer, climate change, and global warming . The consequences of the destruction of both individual plant species and a huge amount of flora will lead to disastrous consequences for the entire planet, therefore we should not risk our future and protect plants from destruction.