Is Palo Santo Endangered?
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Is Palo Santo Endangered?

No, but, you should probably reconsider how you are using it. VideoShutterstockDec. 16, 2019Palo santo — the aromatic wood that has been used for traditional healing and in spiritual ceremonies in indigenous and mestizo Latin American cultures for centuries — has seen a growth in commercial popularity alongside concerns about its conservation status. Its popularity…

New Count of Endangered Mountain Gorillas Suggests Conservation Is Working
Conservation

New Count of Endangered Mountain Gorillas Suggests Conservation Is Working

Mountain gorillas. Image: IUCNThe total population of free-ranging mountain gorillas is now 1,063, according to an encouraging new survey.Population figures for mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are heading in the right direction, according to new census findings provided by Fauna & Flora International, a conservation group that works to protect the endangered species. At 1,063…