The Jordan Plant Red List

Since there is a lot of data deficiency for the flora of Jordan and the region, the RBG decided to work with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on an action plan strategy to fill in the missing information and update the threat levels for all indigenous species through following the criteria of the IUCN Red List.

In November 2015, the RBG published The Jordan Plant Red List, Volume 1, through an extensive work of the RBG Botanist, Hatem Taifour since 2011.

The publication was issued in conjunction with the IUCN and experts from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the University of Birmingham, who were partnering with the RBG in an EU FP7-funded project called BOT-ERA.

The first volume includes 1072 species of vascular plants that have been evaluated according to the criteria and categories of the IUCN, Version 3.1. Now, the work is undergoing towards completing the second volume.