Mark Your Calendar: the 69th Annual Oregon Orchid Show & Sale is April 16-17, 2016 in Portland, OR

Orchids Around the World

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World Map of Orchids


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Habitat restoration is occurring around the globe, but not nearly as rapidly as the development that leads to habitat destruction. Orchids, while appreciated by most everyone, don't enjoy the conservation focus that many animals have. Furthermore, they are not mobile, so they cannot migrate to nearby forestland when their local habitat is destroyed. This has led to considerable loss of orchid species in the wild - and in too many cases, extinction. The pop-ups for the regions above will have information on what's happening in each region in terms of habitat destruction and restoration.

2011 is the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources' (IUCN) "Internation Year of Forests". Hear more about this initiative here.