Story: Kermadec Islands

Planting a Raoul Island hebe, 2010 (2nd of 3)

Planting a Raoul Island hebe, 2010

A Department of Conservation worker plants out a Raoul Island hebe (Hebe breviracemosa). At one point this species, endemic to Raoul Island, was almost extinct. In 1983 only a single specimen was known, but thanks to the efforts of Department of Conservation staff and volunteers, it has been propagated and planted out. With the eradication of goats and rats, the hebe population is gradually increasing.

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Simon Nathan, 'Kermadec Islands - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

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