The current Threatened Vascular Plant list for NZ (PDF, 792.88 kB) was published by the Department of Conservation in September 2013 and was authored by Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. You can download the full report here:
You can download lists of threatened plants directly from the website by searching the flora database and selecting a threat category. You can also refine your search to download threatened plant lists by Territorial Local Authority districts (see the filters on the left hand side of the Flora search page):
As new information is obtained the website listings are changed immediately so this list is the most up-to-date view of the threatened status of New Zealand’s vascular plants. The criteria used are those listed in the NZ Threat Classification System Manual published by the Department of Conservation (Townsend et al. 2008). Previous lists were published in 2009 and 2004 in the NZ Journal of Botany (see below for the full references).
For more information see also*:
- Townsend, A.J., de Lange, P.J., Duffy, C.A.J., Miskelly, C.A., Molloy, J, Norton, D.A. (2008). NZ Threat Classification System Manual. DOC, Wellington.
- Molloy, J. et al. 2002: Classifying species according to threat of extinction - a system for New Zealand. Wellington, Department of Conservation.
- de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Heenan, P.B.; Courtney, S.P.; Molloy, B.P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D.; Johnson, P.N.; Hitchmough, R. 2004: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 42: 45-76.
- de Lange PJ, Norton DA, Courtney SP, Heenan PB, Barkla JW, Cameron EK, Hitchmough RA, Townsend AJ., 2009. Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61-96.
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