Climate change is not only disrupting our weather and eroding our coastlines, it’s threatening our native plants.
There is a back up plan for our indigenous flora though – seed banks. Seeds tucked away in a freezer for protection, to be used if and when is needed.
But we’ve only banked 200 of our native species, and the programme isn’t funded by the Government.
Craig McGill is a Research Officer in Seed Science & Technology at Massey University, he’s here to tell us what the problem is, and how it can be fixed.