Graveyards Are Surprising Hotspots for Biodiversity

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Graveyards might be the last bastions of biodiversity. They lie mostly undisturbed for the better part of the year, making them the perfect place for nature to run wild. Scientists have found graveyards packed with native plants; one in Hebei province housed 24 unique species over an area of two square meters. They support not only the plants within their boundaries but also those in surrounding areas, as pollinating insects flourish within them. Read full article here

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