IUCN conservation + Plants and drought – 105science
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest environmental organisation and has a base in Cambridge. Nicola Terry hears from with the IUCN’s Rebecca Miller about her work at the ‘International Union for Conservation of Nature’ in Huntingdon Road. With water shortages and hosepipe bans in the news, Nicola talks to plant scientist Helen Holmes about the importance of water and how plants respond to a lack of water. Helen is based at the University of Cambridge Department of Science and works on projects with Rothamstead Research in Hertfordshire.
- Read more at www.iucn.org
- Find the “IUCN Red list” of threatened species at www.iucnredlist.org.
- Enter your own species sightings at www.inaturalist.org
The Science Show (24/03/12) is Cambridge 105’s fortnightly look at science news in and around Cambridge.