"As far as odds go, things don’t look promising for the slender-nerved acacia
), a spiky plant with classic yellow-ball wattle flowers.
With most of its habitat in Western Australia’s wheat belt cleared for
agriculture, it was considered extinct for more than 160 years.
Now, just two plants are known in the world, and they’re not even in the same
place. This species is among many Australian plants that have come perilously
close to extinction.
To help prevent the loss of any native plant species, we’ve assembled a massive
evidence base for more than 750 plants listed as critically endangered or
endangered. Of these, we’ve identified the 50 at greatest risk of extinction.
The good news is for most of these imperilled plants, we already have the
knowledge and techniques needed to conserve them. We’ve devised an action plan
that’s relatively easy to implement, but requires long-term funding and
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics