The Melaleuca irbyana Project – South East QLD

The Melaleuca irbyana Project – South East QLD
30
Sep

During 2016 Natura Pacific has worked alongside Lendlease, Logan City Council, Department of Defence, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to harvest the seed of Melaleuca irbyana in south-east Queensland. This species is listed as ‘Endangered’ under the Queensland State Government’s Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006. It is also the keystone species in a nationally threatened ecosystem called ‘Swamp Tea-tree Forest of south-east Queensland’ which is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Natura Pacific is now helping to ensure its continued survival in the wild and to reconnect fragmented Swamp Tea-tree Forest with propagated individuals grown at QUT and the Arthur Gorrie centre. It is hoped that 4,000 new trees will be planted in and around the plant’s native range of Logan shire and Ipswich thanks to the vision of this project. Data collected during this project will also help QUT students to improve threatened species propagation techniques.    – ENDANGERED SPECIES MANAGEMENT – CONSERVATION – ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING –

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