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23746
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This article present various species of plants and animals that are endangered in Western North Carolina as a result of climate change, loss of habitat, and other human factors.
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25268
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The office supply company Staples has announced that it will be phasing out paper products sourced from endangered forests and will replace them with recycled paper products. There are several new guidelines and environmentalists are hopeful that the other supply companies will follow suit.
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Currents (NoCar TD 171.3 P3 P35x), Vol. 22 Issue 1, Winter 2003, p13, il
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26025
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Plant collectors are persistent pluckers but their love of exotic plants has made some rare species endangered. However, some state and federal legislation is making an attempt to protect wild plants.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 20 Issue 3, Summer 1976, p18
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26683
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An endangered plant species called small-flowered heartleaf or dwarf ginger will be protected through steps taken today by Duke Power Company. Henson’s Creek Ravine in Rutherford County contains one of the largest populations of the species, and is now registered on the official North Carolina Registry of Natural Heritage Areas.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 32 Issue 3/4, May/Aug 1985, p15
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9021
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The Endangered Species Committee of the Department of Natural Resources has compiled a list of endangered plants and animals in North Carolina. The status of these species is based on federal definitions for endangered, rare, undetermined, and peripheral species. Information includes the species; its range in North Carolina; preferred habitat; general comments about it; projects, such as dams, that might affect it; and status.
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6065
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Rising 5,100 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluff Mountain, near West Jefferson, is a treasure chest of botanical riches. Forty-two rare, endangered animals and flowering plants, including the bog turtle, wood lily, and sundew, are found there. An unusual feature of the mountain is a highland plateau that contains the only fen in the southern Appalachians.
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4693
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Ginseng is an endangered plant that has medicinal properties highly prized by illegal harvesters. To help the North Carolina Department of Agriculture catch ginseng poachers, researchers developed a harmless dye to spray on the plant. The secret dye identifies an illegal harvest. Since 1993, eighty ginseng poachers have been convicted. Stealing an endangered plant is a felony.
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10918
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North Carolina is home to over 4,000 native flowering plants, and 740 of them are considered rare or significantly rare. A large number of 47 plants is designated threatened. Among these plants are the Appalachian filmy fern, Eastern prairie blue wild indigo, Gray's lily, Georgia aster, Gray's lily, Plymouth gentian, Seabeach amaranth, and Small's portulaca.
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11453
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Torreya taxifolia is a federally endangered conifer. It exists in a narrow range of habitat in Georgia and Florida. The oldest one in the country still stands in Norlina in Warren County and is around 150 years old. In an effort to save the species, an activist group called the Torreya Guardians planted thirty-one seedlings near Waynesville. While it will take years to prove it, the group feels moving the tree northward will improve its chance to produce seeds.
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