Endemic plants are defined as species whose habitat is restricted to one location in the entire world. It is estimated that Canada is home to 93 endemic vascular plants. Of these species, many are found in Northern parts of Canada (i.e. Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) and suggests that Tundra, Taiga, and boreal regions of Canada are hotspots for endemism. Unfortunately, these habitats are also under significant pressure due to global warming. GRIPP is committed to helping protect species which are either endemic to Canada or a specific eco-region in Canada through development of in vitro technologies.