Saving an Endangered wattle: Translocating Acacia cochlocarpa

Mon, 20 Jul 2020

Dr David Coates and his team decided to attempt translocating it to establish a population at a new and safe location and to increase the number of plants. The team overcame some unknowns to establish a large and self-sustaining population. The research has advanced our knowledge on achieving successful translocations and will be of value to the conservation of many other rare and threatened plants.

This Threatened Species Recovery Hub project is a collaboration between the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Murdoch University and Melbourne University.

It receives support from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.