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Aboriginal Science and Sustainability

Aboriginal Science and Sustainability

Please note that this trail is available as a self-guided trail only at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Students are led on a trail through the Mallee collection at the Adelaide Botanic Garden focusing on a number of plants to highlight sustainability issues, science adaptation and traditional Aboriginal plant use.

The Mallee and Arid region vegetation covers most of South Australia. This inquiry also compares some of the land use practice of traditional Aboriginal people with modern land use methods.

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Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.