Annual Appeal 2020


 

 

You can make a positive contribution during this brief window of opportunity.

Please donate now

In the aftermath of KI’s recent catastrophic bushfires, many plants that ordinarily compete for growing space have, for the first time in many years, the opportunity to re-sprout and set seed in the scorched earth.

Our specialist seed scientists know which endangered species are making the most of this new environment and where they are growing. 

So, with travel restrictions now lifted, it is imperative we send our seed conservation team to KI where they can start their critical work to future proof some of the island’s most valuable flora.

Podolepis muelleri BGSA staff collecting seeds - cropped.jpg

We must act swiftly to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we need your support.

You can help fund a series of urgent field trips to locate some of KI’s most unique and endangered plants, collect their seeds, and bank them back here at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia.

This is the best way to prevent extinction and ensure ongoing survival of these threatened plant species.

Three species of particular significance and interest at this pivotal moment in time are Teppers Trigger Plant (Stylidium tepperianum), Ovate Spider Orchid (Caladenia ovata), and Twining Finger Flower (Cheiranthera volubilis).

Stylidium tepperianum KI.1 flower.jpg    Caladenia ovata f Denzel Murfet Deep Creek.jpg   Cheiranthera volubilis flower Scotts Cove KI 2.jpg

Each of these threatened species is forging new populations on fire-scarred land where their seeds can be readily collected.

DONATE NOW and be part of the renewal.

To make a gift to the Annual Appeal 2020 you can donate online, download and send us a Donation Form, or simply call 08 8222 9359.

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Further information is available here:

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Enquiries: T 08 8222 9359 | E ABGFoundation@sa.gov.au

All donations to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Foundation above $2.00 are fully tax deductible.

 

Photos provided courtesy of the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre.