Following on from our last video on the endangered plant species Gossia gonoclada, we come back to Griffith University’s PhD candidate Tamara Taylor to learn more. In this video Tamara explains why this species is in danger of extinction, the threats it faces and what we can do to help its recovery.
A quick note: Tamara asks you please excuse her ‘slip of the tongue’ where she says that the Myrtle Rust appeared in Australia in 2005 – in fact it arrived in 2010.
Thank you so much to Tamara for sharing her time and knowledge with us, as well as for all the work she is doing to improve the future for this rare species.
To see the first video featuring Gossia gonoclada or some of the previous part of this video series, click on the links below:
Extinction is forever – and it is happening all around us
Back from the Brink – Part 1: The Swamp Tea Tree (Melaleuca irbyana)
Back from the Brink – Part 2: Acid Frogs
Back from the Brink – Part 3: The Angle-stemmed Myrtle (Gossia gonoclada)
More information on the Angle-stemmed Myrtle can be found on the Logan Shire Council or the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection websites. Or to found out how you can do more take a look here.