Saving endangered species
In this room there are many endangered species denoted by red signs. Many endemic plants from islands have become endangered because of human action. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species and climate change.
The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden participates in the protection of endangered species by offering them a safe haven outside their natural territory. Botanic gardens form a global protection network in which more plants can be grown and then, in ideal cases, reintroduced to nature. This is how the yellow fatu (Abutilon pitcairnense), which you can see in the Island room, was rescued from extinction.
Get to know the plants in this room: