The world’s rainforests are under threat of extinction due to habitat fragmentation, plant disease and climate change. If current rates of deforestation continue, they will disappear completely within the next 100 years.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are working to deliver real solutions to this critical environmental and biodiversity issue.
Their Rainforest Conservation Project assesses the storage potential of seeds from Australian rainforest species. Through complex scientific analysis, our scientists are working to discover the best ways to grow and store rainforest seeds for future conservation purposes.
The findings from this project will provide global solutions to the conservation of rainforest plants.