KFU scientists: what types of Crimean plants may disappear. Mainly due to mass destruction
In addition to the few plant species growing in the Crimea, deltoid juniper (formerly referred to as prickly juniper), May lily of the valley, Crimean peony, many orchids and ferns are subjected to mass destruction. Their current abundance is a temporary illusion.
The main part of plants in need of protection is included in the regional Red Books — the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. There are many examples of how people harass completely ordinary plants in a matter of years, and if measures are not taken today, then in the near future they may be on the verge of extinction , — the press service of the university quotes the professor of the Department of Forestry and garden and park construction of the Agrotechnological Academy of Andrey Yen Crimean Federal University.
Scientists of the Crimean Federal University, in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Crimea, carry out planned monitoring studies of plants from the Red Books, on the basis of which specialists carry out further work in the field of their state protection, adjust the status of species in subsequent editions of the Red Books. In addition, botanists, making expedition trips for their own interests, always record the state of populations of various plants, assessing the risks and the degree of threat.
According to Andrei Yena, endemic species of the Crimean flora require protection first of all — these are plants that are not found outside the Crimean peninsula. As scientists note, if they disappear, then their restoration will be impossible. In order to preserve diversity, it is necessary to take care of all types of flowers, to ensure the implementation of environmental laws not only for construction or nature management organizations, but also for citizens.