Noah's Ark project
In 2020, the Inala Jurassic Garden officially commenced an in situ and ex situ conservation program, known as the 'Noah’s Ark Project'. The garden includes numerous threatened Tasmanian endemic plant species such as King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides), Pencil Pine (Athrotaxis cupressoides) and several members of the Family Podocarpaceae including Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii), Mount Mawson Pine (Pherosphaera hookeriana), Mountain Plum Pine (Podocarpus lawrencei) and Creeping Strawberry Pine (Microcachrys tetragona). These are all alpine species which are under serious threat from climate change-induced drought and wildfires. Inala Jurassic Garden seeks to engage with other botanic gardens, arboreta and scientific institutes to collaborate on other conservation activities in this field. This includes our collaboration with Bedgebury Pinetum on the critically-endangered Widdringtonia whytei, and our affiliation with the Global Conservation Consortium - Nothofagus, led by Wakehurst-Kew Gardens.
INALA JURASSIC GARDEN
GONDWANA ON BRUNY ISLAND, TASMANIA