In their fourth and last report from arid Australia, James and Thibaud Aronson discuss promising approaches and programs squarely facing the conservation issues that threaten western Australian ecosystems.
By Chris Birkinshaw, Tefy Andriamihajarivo and Tabita Randrianarivony, all part of the team working to conserve the Analavelona Sacred Forest as part of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Madagascar Research and Conservation Program. Often, in Madagascar, the costs of the setting aside land as protected areas for biodiversity conservation is borne primarily by local people whose … Continue reading Valorising Malagasy protected areas as seed sources for forest restoration
By Eve Allen and James Aronson (Ecological Health Network), Sefra Alexandra (The Ecotype Project), Geordie Elkins (Highstead Foundation), and Uli Lorimer (Native Plant Trust). At the ’23 National Native Seed Conference, the newly formed Northeast Seed Network announced their efforts to build a partnership to improve the accessibility of genetically diverse source-identified seed and plant … Continue reading The ’23 National Native Seed Conference – Cultivating the Restoration Supply Chain and Launching the Northeast Seed Network
Andrew Kaul (MOBOT) summarizes a recent experiment on ground layer seed addition during temperate woodland restoration in Missouri, USA.
Eva Colberg describes the need for invasive species management to preserve endemic species on Mauritius.
Iván Jiménez, Carlos A. Vargas, Carlos I. Suárez, and Erika Benavides write about the bunker mentality in conventional seed banking and describe a paramo biodiversity farm in Colombia as an alternative model for local, ex situ plant conservation.
Suzanne Hicks describes a pilot study aiming to test how participation in ecological restoration projects impacts mental health.
Leighton Reid and Ryan Klopf describe a new research project that aims to understand how an important restoration tool, prescribed fire, impacts the population dynamics of a federally threatened species – small whorled pogonia orchid.
Thomas Abeli describes the first International Plant Translocation Conference – a new scientific meeting dedicated to sharing experiences to improve plant translocation science and practice to deliver more effective conservation outcomes.
Western Australia faces a biodiversity crisis driven by climate change and inadequate conservation and land management. Adam Cross and James Aronson describe how successes have begun to emerge as land management is increasingly being turned over to Indigenous Australians.