29 August 2010

BIO-LINKS: Landholder incentives to protect native vegetation

The Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will contract landholders to manage native vegetation corridors (or ‘bio-links’) on their properties for either 10 or 15 years.

“These long-term agreements will ensure land managers have secure funding and a realistic time-frame to achieve lasting environmental benefits as well as help protect native species from the impacts of climate change,” said Murrumbidgee CMA Chair, Lee O’Brien.

The Climate Change Corridors Project is one of three new projects launched in Wagga Wagga this week by the Murrumbidgee CMA under the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program and Catchment Action NSW, a NSW Government initiative.

For more information contact Virginia Gawler on: (02) 6932 3255 or 0410 211 670 or Email: virginia.gawler@cma.nsw.gov.au

ANPC: Conference Update

Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc (ANPC)
Planning conservation to achieving restoration:
A conference for everyone involved in conserving Australia's unique flora and native vegetation

28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth WA

Registrations close 13 September 2010

Get in early as one day field trips are filling fast!

For more information or to register go to the conference website or contact the ANPC office (anpc@anpc.asn.au; ph: 02 6250 9509)

INTERACTIVE FIELD DAY: Taxonomy Research & Information Network (TRIN)

31 August 2010, 10am till 4pm
Crosbie Morrison Room, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra ACT

Join us for a hands-on experience with the latest range of identification products and biodiversity technology.

For further information and to download the program visit: http://www.taxonomy.org.au/fieldday.html