South Africa Flora Cryoconservation

The Association of Zoological Horticulture awarded a three-year grant to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s plant laboratory for training workshops in South Africa. South Africa has a number of threatened plant species, including medicinal plants, and hasn’t established a system to preserve native plant seeds. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in collaboration with other organizations, will carry out cryopreservation workshops to train South African collaborators and establish a cryobank.