5 comments on 'World's smallest waterlily brought back from the brink of extinction at Kew'

harley says

07/05/2012 6:15:26 AM | Report abuse

why i like this because every species has a right to exsist mabie one day they be able td be reintroduce or raise enough to be available fur collectors

Pro. OH Sayed says

20/05/2010 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Thrilled by the news on BBC about your magnificent wok in conservation of the African waterlily. Congratulations to you Magdalina and al the team at KEW. Keep up the great work.

Deri Rundle says

19/05/2010 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

I have worked in Rwanda for many years and am absolutely delighted to hear the news about the Rwandan waterlily. What is the possibility of it being introduced back to Rwanda in the future. What must be done to provide the necessary habitat for it? Deri Rundle

Kew Feedback Team says

19/05/2010 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for your comment Deri. You'll be pleased to hear that Prof Eberhard Fischer was in Rwanda very recently (March 2010). The Rwanda Development Board, Conservation and Tourism would like to see Nymphaea thermarum back there and he is awaiting written consent so we can start preparations for the reintroduction. The area where it grew is fully restorable with little investment. In the meantime Kew will continue to increase numbers of the plant so we are ready to repatriate it when needed.

Yuko says

19/05/2010 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations! I've never touched in such a beautiful story recently. It encourages me. I hope human kind have always room for one more,like the people in this story. I would here the news of the lily's landing home in safe and sound.