A Red Hot List for threatened plants

Date: 26, Jul, 2017
Author(s):   Jennifer Silcock
Publisher: TSR Hub

Threatened plants tend to receive less attention than threatened animals, yet the loss of native plant species is as devastating and irreversible. Which is why the TSR Hub has dedicated a project to building a Red Hot List for Australia’s most imperilled plants. Botanist Dr Jen Silcock from The University of Queensland is developing that list. Here she explains that while the task shares many similarities with the development of the animal Red Hot List, focussing on plants comes with its own unique set of challenges.