The ANPC is proud to be involved in a new project helping to conserve 14 nationally threatened orchid species across three states. The orchids were affected by the 2019-20 fires at Kangaroo Island, East Gippsland and the Australian Alps. Project leaders Dr Noushka Reiter, Dr Ryan Philips and Dan Duval will work with volunteers and partner organisations to prevent extinction of these species through seed collection, propagation and research on post fire herbivory and reproduction. A symposium will be held in 2021 to share the project’s results and provide a networking opportunity for the orchid conservation community. Funding for this project was provided by the Australian Government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program. Head to the ANPC’s project website to find out more.
Preventing extinction in bushfire affected orchids
Nov 2, 2020 | News