The Oaklands Diuris Orchid: steps to securing its future

Saving the Oaklands Diuris (Diuris callitrophila) orchid species from extinction

Oaklands diuris (Diuris callitrophila)

Matt Cameron, a conservation biologist with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, is part of a team implementing a recovery program for the Oaklands Diuris (Diuris callitrophila), a threatened orchid from the Riverina region of New South Wales.

This video tracks the first few years of the program – the successes and challenges associated with propagating and reintroducing the species, with some beautiful orchid shots thrown in for good measure.

This story demonstrates that careful population management can pave a path to recovery for some of our most threatened plants.