Yesterday's boastful announcement by the acting Environment Minister,
Norman Moore, that two of the State's flora species are no longer 'presumed
extinct' has disguised the more alarming revelation that there are 23 presumed
extinct flora species and a further 318 flora species listed as rare in
Wilderness Society Campaign Co-ordinator, David Mackenzie, today said:
"The release of updated flora and fauna lists by CALM clearly shows
we are facing a biodiversity crisis in WA.