Irenepharsus trypherus (Illawarra Irene) Recovery Plan

NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2005
ISBN: 1 7412 2145 5

3 Conservation Status

A review of the conservation status of I. trypherus was undertaken during the preparation of this recovery plan using the Endangered Flora Network (EFN) modified IUCN criteria (Keith et al. 1997). This review concluded that I. trypherus is appropriately listed as endangered as a consequence of the following factors:

  • Restricted area of occupancy;
  • Severely fragmented distribution;
  • Low and fluctuating population size;
  • Highly specialised habitat requirements; and
  • Declining habitat quality.