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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Photograph by Lachlan Wilmott
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