Saving Europe’s threatened flora: progress towards GSPC Target 8 in Europe

  title={Saving Europe’s threatened flora: progress towards GSPC Target 8 in Europe},
  author={Suzanne L Sharrock and Meirion Jones},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
The European flora is of global significance but many species are facing an ever increasing range of threats, especially the growing impacts of climate change. While various estimates have been made for the number of threatened plant species in Europe, an up-to-date European plant Red List does not presently exist. Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) calls for 60% of threatened plant species to be conserved in ex situ collections by 2010. In the absence of a European… CONTINUE READING

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