Theme 2.00

Red Hot Red List: no surprises, no regrets

Some recent extinctions in Australia have been predicted, yet occurred nonetheless because management responses were enacted too slowly, ineffectively or not at all.

Such regrets and surprises will be abated by identifying those plants and animals with a high probability of extinction within the next decade, and the critical management responses required to avoid their extinction.

This theme will focus on:

  • Emergency care – identifying and prioritising actions to save fauna species at acute risk of extinction
  • Meaningful and accessible information on Australia’s most imperilled plants
  • Enhancing conservation outcomes for Christmas Island.