The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
comprises a set of 16 targets to halt the current and continuing loss of plant species, as well as the vegetation and habitats they compose by the year 2010.

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Full text of the GSPC
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Ireland’s National Strategy for Plant Conservation
vert bar The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 2

A preliminary assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species, at national, regional and international levels;

Terms and technical rationale:

Over 60,000 species have been evaluated for conservation status according to internationally accepted criteria, of which 34,000 are classified as globally threatened with extinction (IUCN, 1997). In addition, many countries have assessed the conservation status of their own floras. There are currently about 270,000 known species. Of those still to be evaluated, sufficient information for a full assessment is only available for a proportion. Thus, only a preliminary assessment will have been carried out on the remaining, “data-deficient” species. Subsequently, further fieldwork will be essential to enable more comprehensive assessments to be undertaken.