Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

Friends of Kings Park Special Issue magazine showcases Kings Park’s involvement in UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Photo: BGPA.View image slideshow

Kings Park’s staff, students and volunteers have been instrumental in the restoration of several threatened species and ecosystems throughout Western Australia, including the Corrigin Grevillea (Grevillea scapigera), Bussell’s Spider Orchid (Caladenia busselliana), and a rare cliff-dwelling plant (Tetratheca erubescens).

The Special Issue magazine shares these stories and more as a celebration of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), which the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority signed on to earlier this year as part of its commitment to making real-world change.

Kings Park Science Program Leader Dr Jason Stevens said the Special Issue highlights Kings Park’s commitment to continue leading significant efforts towards the restoration of our delicate and fragile ecosystems.

'These success stories are underpinned by Kings Park’s expertise in native plant propagation, ex situ conservation, and scientific research, as well as on-ground action by Kings Park staff and Friends of Kings Park volunteers, and collaboration with industry partners and local community members.'

The Special Issue also highlights Kings Park’s role in educating the next generation and future leaders in ecosystem restoration. Readers are invited to join Kings Park in taking action for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, with several ways for individuals and organisations to get involved.

Friends’ members will receive their copy of the Special Issue with the Spring Issue of 'For People & Plants', and both editions can also be purchased from Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop or viewed online.

During the Kings Park Festival, visitors to Kings Park and Botanic Garden are encouraged to visit the #GenerationRestoration poster trail near the Floral Clock to see featured stories.

'For People & Plants' Special Issue editorial team. Photo: BGPA.

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