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There have been many stories of population recovery in many countries, from the American bald eagle to the Lord Howe Island woodhen and the Cambodian spot-billed pelican. My personal favourite is the Australian bridled nail-tailed wallaby (above). It was thought to be extinct until a remnant population was discovered in Queensland in the mid-1970s, and saved partly through the work of my daughter as a PhD student.
Among plants, the Australian Wollemi pine stands out. Thought to be long extinct, it was discovered in a single location that is still kept secret. Its survival is assured through specimens grown from seed and now distributed around the world.