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New study reveals hundreds of plant types are extinct

Michael is joined by Dr Andy Sheppard, CSIRO Research Director Managing Invasive Species & Diseases & Senior Principal Research Scientist – Biological Invasions to discuss new research that reveals the extent of plant extinction.

According to a recent study by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Stockholm University, 571 species of plant species have disappeared in the last two and a half centuries which is more than twice the number of birds, mammals & amphibians recorded as extinct.

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