Wollemi Pines sprout seeds of success ⇅
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The top-secret Wollemi Pine insurance population is now naturally producing cones and seeds. OEH senior scientist Dr Heidi Zimmer says this means there’s now a strong possibility this insurance population may become self-sustaining - which is great news for this critically endangered plant..
The Wollemi Pine translocation is a collaboration between NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service the University of Melbourne (UoM) and Western Sydney University (WSU). Conservation of the Wollemi Pine is funded by the NSW Government's Saving our Species (SoS) program which aims to reverse a decline in the number of threatened species in NSW. The NSW Government has invested almost $200,000 under the SoS Program towards securing the Wollemi Pine.
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