posted 23 May, 2022

Caging plants for conservation

As part of our Threatened Plants project, NRM South is working with partners to protect critically endangered Southport heath in Tasmania’s far south. With only one known wild population, Southport heath is at risk of extinction. Now in the second year of the project, we have been able to coordinate the installation of cages to protect a number of plants at Southport Bluff, with the intention of collecting seed material from these plants in the final year of the project. Take a look at the video below to find out more about the progress that has been made on this project, and the impact that caging plants has had on their recovery.

This project is supported by NRM South through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. It is being delivered in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service, the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre, Threatened Plants Tasmania and pakana Services.