Formed in 1993, the Threatened Plant Action Group (TPAG) has been actively working in the region over the past 22 years to recover, protect and conserve threatened plant species and ecological communities. TPAG primarily focuses on undertaking in-situ conservation measures to protect threatened plant populations and habitats in the wild, and works with government organisations (such as the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources) and other community groups to implement on-ground recovery actions which include:
Recovering the Nationally Endangered Mt Compass Marsh gum (Eucalyptus paludicola) on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
Final Report by Tim Jury & Joe Quarmby (2013)
TPAG article in Australasian Plant Conservation Journal
Featured in the Spring 2008 issue is this article by TPAG's Tim Jury Threatened flora and 'the law' in South Australia: more issues than tissues? 512.57 Kb
Sustaining threatened flora in a biodiversity ‘hot-spot’
Members of the Threatened Plant Action Group (TPAG) have been working hard to recover threatened flora in the Mount Lofty Ranges (MLR). The southern MLR form part of a National biodiversity ‘hot-spot’ as a region with high biodiversity values that are under increasing pressure from threatening processes and land-use impacts. The MLR possesses the second highest plant diversity and third highest endemism of South Australia’s botanical regions but has the unenviable record of possessing the most plant extinctions with over 100 known species lost since European settlement. The region currently contains 28 nationally threatened plant species and eight state-rated plant communities.