European Red List of lycopods and ferns

The Global Botanical Portal is glad to inform you about the publication of the European Red List of lycopods and ferns.

García Criado, M., Väre, H., Nieto, A., Bento Elias, R., Dyer, R., Ivanenko, Y., Ivanova, D., Lansdown, R., Molina, J.A., Rouhan, G., Rumsey, F., Troia, A., Vrba, J. and Christenhusz, M.J.M. 2017. European Red List of Lycopods and Ferns. Brussels, Belgium: IUCN. iv + 59 pp.

You can download it in the IUCN website –


Equisetum hyemale L. is a species from the European Red List of lycopods and ferns

The book is a result of the LIFE European Red Lists project “Establishing a European Red List of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Saproxylic Beetles, Terrestrial Molluscs and Vascular Plants”. It contains information about

In recent years, awareness has risen surrounding the crucial role of plants in providing ecosystem services and on their decline – they are one of the essential foundations of healthy ecosystems that we depend on. However, significant gaps in knowledge still remain. In this context, the European Red List of lycopods and ferns provides the first ever comprehensive assessment of the extinction risk of all native lycopod and fern species to Europe. With 194 species assessed, this assessment highlights that 19.9% of lycopod and fern species are threatened with extinction in Europe. This is mainly due to urban and infrastructure development, human intrusions and disturbance, pollution, and water use and management.

We hope the information will be useful for you!

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