Opuntia & Biodiversity Conservation

The objective of this study was to analyze the diversity of bee communities in prickly pear cactus crops and natural cactus xerophilous scrub dominated by Opuntia spp., and to identify the possible influence of bee diversity in prickly pear production.

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Blue tractor in front of rows of opuntia cactus

What is Natural Capital Accounting?

Reading time: 5min.
An earthworm amidst rich, healthy soil.

Opuntia’s Role in Rehabilitating Degraded Soils

Reading time: 10min.
A single new cladode growing on a green, spineless cactus pad.

Opuntia as a Viable Biomass Source

Reading time: 15min.