Naomi Fraga

Naomi Fraga

Naomi Fraga PhD is Director of Conservation Programs at California Botanic Garden and Research Assistant Professor at Claremont Graduate University


We can’t solve the climate crisis by causing extinction

By: - May 12, 2023

Tiehm’s buckwheat, the rare wildflower at the center of controversy for supposedly “standing in the way” of a lithium mine, is teetering on the edge of extinction. Dubious conservation programs, touted loudly by a mining company and its boosters, not only will fail to prevent the plant’s extinction in its natural range, but they do […]