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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is leading a world-first attempt to restore one of the largest deserts on earth in Saudi Arabia.

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A rare plant species that has gone undetected for over 180 years has been found by researchers in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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A recycling program that has reduced Kings Park’s green waste to zero has been announced as the winner of a 2012 Infinity Award, acknowledging the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority as a leader in innovation and waste reduction.

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Memorial plaques are periodically added to Kings Park's special Honour Avenues during dedication ceremonies held throughout the year.

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Habitat restoration programs are effective at re-vegetating degraded land, yet most fail to restore vital ecosystem services such as insect-mediated pollination.

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The landscape design of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has been announced as the winner of the National Award for Excellence by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

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On 11 June 2012, the Governor-General announced that Professor Stephen Hopper was awarded the high honour of Order of Australia, Companion in the General Division (AC).

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Preparations for this year's restoration activities in Kings Park and Bold Park are well underway.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden has been voted Perth's number one attraction.

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Kings Park celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 with the opening of the new eco-friendly Kings Park Education Centre.

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All visitors and members of the community are invited to contribute to a unique and special social history project.

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Cryopreservation is the ultra-low temperature storage applied for plant conservation by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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