Flavoparmelia caperata is common and abundant in temperate regions worldwide and does not qualify for any threat categories.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Flavoparmelia caperata occurs in temperate forests worldwide. The EOO is 283,584,000 km2
Population and Trends
Flavoparmelia caperata is commonly observed in urban areas and increased urbanization wordwide has likely led to increases in the overall population size. It is disturbance and pollution tolerant, and is abundant and frequent in many different habitats that experience substantial anthropogenic alteration.
Population Trend: Improving
Habitat and Ecology
Flavoparmelia caperata is a bark dwelling species of numerous different trees and shrubs. It rarely also occurs on rocks. It can be found in forested and exposed environments.
Severe air pollution is a threat to this species. Climate change may be a threat to this species, and requires further monitoring.
This species occurs incidentally in some protected areas. The species would benefit from broader awareness and training on the impacts of urbanization and air pollution on lichens.
Awareness & communications
Long term studies of population and habitat trends are needed to better understand air quality and climate change impacts.