Trees play a very important role in a healthy ecosystem, and the first ever global database of trees revealed that thousands of species are discovered to be under threat of extinction.
A new study revealed that only about 11,000 of the 16,000 Amazon tree species were described or discovered and will take up to 300 years to name them all.
Scientists have managed to study and record approximately 11,676 tree species in the Amazon Rainforest in over the past 300 years. However, there’s still a lot more species left to discover and document. This is reportedly the first ever attempt to record tree species, as most studies have been focused on mammals and birds.