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    12030: Fast track critically endangered flora recovery

    Actions proposed in this project are targeted at reducing the probability of extinction of 96 critically endangered flora leading to a significant improvement in their conservation status over three years. Courtesy Department of Parks and WIldlife.
    Actions proposed in this project are targeted at reducing the probability of extinction of 96 critically endangered flora leading to a significant improvement in their conservation status over three years. Courtesy Department of Parks and WIldlife.

    Of the 402 threatened flora (Declared Rare Flora) in Western Australia, 143 are listed as Critically Endangered.

    Most populations of these species are in poor condition, in decline, small and isolated, and are facing extinction from a range of threats. Most have had a range decline of at least 50% over the last 10 years and/or at least an estimated 20% decline in population size over the last 5 years. They are also estimated to have a 50% probability of extinction in the next 10 years.

    Many of these plants belong to iconic Western Australian plant groups including the banksias, wattles, eucalypts, orchids and triggerplants, and all species are endemic to Western Australia being found nowhere else in Australia or the world.

    The actions proposed in this project are targeted at reducing the probability of extinction of 96 critically endangered flora leading to a significant improvement in their conservation status over three years.

    Actions include:

    • establishment of populations of 28 species in threat-free areas
    • development of fire management protocols and fire management procedures implemented for 42 species
    • fencing and grazing control completed for 18 species
    • weed control and habitat restoration completed for 35 species
    • control of disease in 22 highly susceptible species.
    Investment: $ 1 610 000
    Delivery organisation: Department of Parks and Wildlife
    Project duration: October 2012 - June 2015
    Location: South-west region from Shark Bay to Esperance

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