I was just reading a worrying/depressing article about the problem of succulent poaching on the NorCal coast, and wanted to share the issue (I hope that’s OK).
In particular, I wanted to alert other local naturalists so they can keep an eye out for these people. Just gross.
From the article:
“Investigators now believe several hundred thousands plants worth tens of millions of dollars on the Asian black market have been torn illegally from bluffs along the Northern California coast over the past several years, in some cases stripping whole areas of the plant species, said Adrian Foss, a captain with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.”<