Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa

Victor, A.E. and Dold, A.P. (2003) Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 99 (9 & 10). pp. 437-446. ISSN 00382353

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Abstract

We present Red List assessments of threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. We evaluated the status of taxa using categories and criteria adopted by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 1994 and updated in 2001. In total, 126 taxa are threatened with extinction in the Albany Centre, and six are now extinct. A further 22 are listed as Data Deficient. In the past, agriculture has been a severe threat to the survival of rare species in this part of the Eastern Cape; the main threats to the continuing existence of threatened plants in this area are illegal collecting, residential development and urban growth.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Research article
Uncontrolled Keywords:conservation status; endangered species; endemism; plant; Red List; Eastern Cape; South Africa; Southern Africa; endangered plants; Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism; urban growth; illegal collecting
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Botany
ID Code:345
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
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