As a result of rapid land development in Israel during the past three decades, some 26 species of higher plants, about one percent of the local flora, have become extinct. In addition to listing such species, this paper deals with the ecological implications of this finding. Recommendations for the prevention of further damage to the local flora, and rare plants in particular, are given.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The Service of Environmental Conservation at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office sponsored and financed this project. We are sincerely grateful to Dr Uri Marinov, Dr Amots Zahavi, Mr Uzi Paz and Professor Yoav Waisel for their encouragement and fruitful co-operation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Nature and Landscape Conservation