Save a Species
The Save a Species fundraising initiative seeks to raise awareness about the efforts underway to save our planet’s biodiversity on a local level, thus ensuring a vibrant future for the world’s fifth most biodiverse country.
It is estimated that up to 50% of the world’s plant species face extinction. Here in Australia, the stakes keep getting higher, with 10% of our native plant species listed as endangered. There are a range of threats that continue to adversely affect our unique and varied plant life – including climate change and habitat destruction – making the conservation work being done at the Botanic Gardens all the more urgent.
Your commitment is needed to ensure that sufficient funds are available to undertake the difficult task of collecting seeds for these imperiled plants.
Save the plants, save the planet!
Save a Species Walk
For three consecutive years the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands have demonstrated their commitment to the conservation of Australia’s vibrant flora and distinct heritage, by walking 100km over the course of 3 days. Each year teams made up of horticulturalists, curators and scientists from the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands have taken on this greulling challenge to highlight threatened plant species.