Mammal Red Hot List: The Australian mammals most at risk of extinction

Date: 17, Apr, 2018
Author(s):   John Woinarski
Publisher: TSR Hub

This research project has garnered, integrated and analysed the knowledge of Australian researchers expert in mammal conservation, to derive a first-ever estimate of the likelihood of extinction over the next 20 years for Australia’s most imperilled mammals. Pooling such extinction-likelihoods across species, the project also estimates that the long-established rate of mammal extinctions is likely to continue – indeed, to accelerate (to about 3-4 mammals). New estimates suggest we’ll lose about 7 mammals in the next 20 years under current management.