Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council | Bossiaeas will be planted to recognise Threatened Species Week

By Cr Tim Overall
Updated September 9 2019 - 1:56pm, first published 10:27am
The threatened Bombay Bossiaea only grows along a short stretch of the Shoalhaven River.
The threatened Bombay Bossiaea only grows along a short stretch of the Shoalhaven River.

Threatened Species Week: International Threatened Species Week is September 7-14. Some of the rarest and most interesting plants and animals in the country are found in our region, including the Mongarlowe mallee, Bombay bossiaea, Araluen gum, Nerriga grevillea, Monga tea tree and Budawangs bush-pea. The Bombay bossiaea shrub only grows along a short stretch of the Shoalhaven River - nowhere else. Efforts to save the bossiaea have been funded under the NSW Environmental Trust's Save our Species program, Crown Lands Public Reserves Management Fund and WaterNSW. After a drone and ground survey to locate the bossiaeas, and weed control along the Shoalhaven, we're celebrating international Threatened Species Week by planting bossiaeas propagated by the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) with staff from ANBG, Department of Planning Industry and Environment and Local Land Services, all partners in this project.

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