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ABC: Great Barrier Reef targets very challenging, WWF says

12 Aug 2016

WWF-Australia is calling on citizen scientists from Dandaragan and surrounding areas in the Turquoise Coast region of Western Australia to help search for one of the world’s rarest plants – Banksia prionophylla.
The Florablitz community event will take place on Saturday April 16, when residents will gather to search the beautiful Lesueur Sandplains for the elusive plant, which is found nowhere else in the world.
There is only one small population of 100 Banksia prionophylla plants known to exist worldwide but organisers of Florablitz are hoping to discover more.
“We’ve been working with the Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group to search the area for the rare and poorly known plant,” said WWF-Australia spokesperson Shenaye Hummerston.
“We’ve made some good headway but there is a lot of ground to cover and we need all the help we can get. We hope citizen scientists in Dandaragan area will put on their sun hats and sunscreen and join the effort on April 16.”
Florablitz will take place between 8am and 11am at the Minyolo Nature Reserve, Mullering Road, Dandaragan.
RSVP’s are essential. Please contact Shenaye Hummerston on 0455 066 897 or

WWF-Australia Media Contact: Charlie Stevens, Senior Media Officer, 0424 649 689,

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