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The Hon. Susan Close MP Officially Opens the Kangaroo Island Rare Plant Garden (KIRPG)

Bio·R are pleased to be partnering with the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre (SASCC)​ and Nature Conservation Society of South Australia (NCSSA)​ to deliver this multi-purpose garden designed to safeguard the many rare species of plants that grow only on the Island and to showcase the diversity of habitats the Island has to offer.

The KIRPG was officially opened by Deputy Premier of South Australia and the Minister for Environment, the Hon. Susan Close MP, who spoke positively about the project:

“This new garden is an innovative way to protect Kangaroo Island’s unique threatened flora.

This will enable the partners and volunteers to germinate and propagate plants from the seed bank collection.

This will act as an insurance policy against future extinctions that could occur through climate change impacts such as fire, drought and flood.”

Established in 2022, the Garden has a conservation, research and educational focus as well as being a beautiful, inspiring and welcoming place.

Learn more about the Kangaroo Island Rare Plant Garden.

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