Western Australia is home to some of the most unusual and distinctive biodiversity on the globe. It includes over 11,500 known taxa of vascular plants including flowering plants, ferns and conifers and represents approximately 50% of known Australian plants.

The Western Australia State of Environment Report 2007 notes that;

  • WA currently has 362 threatened plants, 199 threatened animals and 69 threatened ecological communities.
  • Recovery plans have been developed for less than one-third of threatened species and ecological communities.
  • There is ongoing loss and degradation of biodiversity in WA.
  • Knowledge about many species and ecosystems and some threats to biodiversity remains inadequate.

Read about Declared Rare Flora (DRF)

View the Report 

Browse Western Australia’s unique flora visit Flora Base 

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