Rossi G.,University of Pavia |
Montagnani C.,University of Genoa |
Abeli T.,University of Pavia |
Gargano D.,University of Calabria |
And 48 more authors.
Plant Biosystems | Year: 2014
"The New Red List of the Italian Flora" includes all the Italian policy species and other species of known conservation concerns for a total of 400 taxa, 65% of which are threatened with extinction. The Red List is based on a huge georeferenced data-set useful for conservation purposes. © 2013 © 2013 Società Botanica Italiana.
Rossi G.,Societa Botanica Italiana |
Orsenigo S.,Societa Botanica Italiana |
Montagnani C.,Societa Botanica Italiana |
Fenu G.,Societa Botanica Italiana |
And 16 more authors.
ORYX | Year: 2015
The conservation of species listed in the Bern Convention and European Directive 1992/43/EEC (so-called policy species) is mandatory for European Union (EU) countries. We assessed the conservation status of Italian policy species, based on the IUCN categories and criteria, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing protection measures at the national level. Among the 203 vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens evaluated, 41.9% are categorized as threatened, and one is already extinct, indicating that the protection measures for policy species are inadequate. Our results for the Italian policy species are consistent with those of an assessment at the EU level. Conservation priorities should be established at both the national and regional scales. An effective conservation strategy is needed, and in situ and ex situ actions focused on threatened species should be promoted. Copyright © Fauna & Flora International 2015