coffee extinction

Sixty per cent of coffee species in danger of extinction

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the United Kingdom have revealed that 60 per cent of all wild coffee species are under threat of extinction in two papers published in Science Advances and Global Change Biology. This includes the wild relative of Coffea arabica, the world’s most widely traded coffee, which has entered The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as an Endangered species, largely due to climate change projections.
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