Plants Red Hot List: Australia’s 100 most endangered plants

Date: 16, Jan, 2018
Author(s):   Jennifer Silcock, Rod Fensham
Publisher: TSR Hub

We developed a ‘Red Hot list’ of Australia’s most imperilled plants, through the rigorous application of simple criteria and using the best available published and expert information from more than 120 botanists and land managers. To be considered, species must meet IUCN criteria for listing as Endangered or Critically Endangered AND be experiencing ongoing declines due to explicitly identified threatening processes that could be mitigated through targeted recovery actions. From a short-list of 420 species meeting these criteria, a ‘Hottest 100’ of Australia’s most endangered plants was identified.