Aboriginal plant translocations: The intentional propagation and dispersal of plants in Aboriginal Australia - Factsheet

Date: 17, Mar, 2020
Author(s):   Jennifer Silcock
Publisher: TSR Hub

As plants become increasingly threatened due to habitat loss and degradation, plant diseases and climate change, efforts to conserve plant species through translocation are also increasing. This study shows that Aboriginal people have been moving plants around and altering their ‘natural’ distributions through the deliberate propagation and nurture of culturally important species for millennia. This has relevance for the ethics and practice of translocations as well as for biocultural heritage management and research.