The Red List of Nothofagus


5 August 2021




The Red List of Nothofagus (2018) revealed that 30% of all Nothofagus species are threatened with extinction. The report assessed all 37 species in this genus, and 11 of these were found to be at risk of extinction. The report identified that the greatest threat to Nothofagus, affecting two-thirds of all species, is deforestation and wood harvesting. Other threats include plantation and agricultural expansion, pests and diseases and climate change.