Threatened flora in fire affected areas in Australia 2019-2020 by threat category

In the Australian bushfire season of 2019-20, preliminary data showed that a total of 22 critically endangered plant species were in the fire affected zones. According to this study, more threatened plant species were present in the fire affected areas than than all the Australian vertebrate and invertebrate threatened species combined.

Number of threatened plant species in areas affected by the bush fire season in Australia from August 2019 to January 2020, by threat category

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

August 1, 2019 to January 13, 2020

Supplementary notes

Notes from the source:
The dataset presents a preliminary analysis of species listed under the Australian national Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, which occur in the areas affected by fires in southern and eastern Australia between 1 August 2019 and 13 January 2020.

Data presented is a preliminary analysis results are indicative only.

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