Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Dig into the new treasure trove of subantarctic species dating back to the 1800s

Join us as we take a peek inside the doors of the world’s largest collection of species from the subantarctic islands.

New Zealand's subantarctic islands are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on earth.

A treasure trove of around 9,000 new specimens that date back to the 1800’s has recently been transferred from the University of Canterbury to Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research’s Allan Herbarium making the subantarctic collection the largest in the world.

The new collection of species include Cryptograms (mosses & lichens) and other subantarctic specimens. It adds to the Herbarium collection of specimens that provide a permanent, irreplaceable resource to researchers both in New Zealand and across the world working to learn more about, understand and document New Zealand’s flora.

Join Ines Schonberger in showcasing this collection inside the Allan Herbarium and explaining the importance of conserving these crucial collections.

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm, 20TH SEP 2019