Koobabbie poverty bush (Eremophila Koobabbiensis ms), Interim Recovery Plan 2007-12: WA Interim recovery plan no. 233
Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation
- Koobabbie poverty bush (Eremophila Koobabbiensis ms), Interim Recovery Plan 2007-12: WA Interim recovery plan no. 233 (PDF - 121 KB) | (Word - 968 KB)
Eremophila koobabbiensis ms was declared as Rare Flora in 2005 under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 and is currently ranked as Critically Endangered (CR) in Western Australia against World Conservation Union (IUCN 2001) Red List criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v); C2a(i); D due to its area of occupancy being less than 10 km2, area of occurrence being less than 100 km2, continuing decline in the number of mature plants which are fewer than 50, and a continuing decline in habitat quality. The species is also listed as Critically Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act 1999). The main threats are weed invasion, poor seed set and lack of recruitment, and small population size.
Eremophila koobabbiensis ms has a restricted distribution in the Shire of Coorow (DEC’s Moora District) where it is known from one population in four locations on a single private property together containing ninety-six mature plants.