21 February 2014

NEW ANPC Orchid Conservation Program

The ANPC is pleased to announce the launch of our Orchid Conservation Program. The program focuses on the management, ex-situ propagation and reintroduction of threatened orchids, particularly across south eastern Australia.

This is an exciting development for the ANPC as it provides us with an opportunity to practice what we preach and demonstrate best-practice plant conservation.

The program has a long history and recently transitioned to the ANPC from Wimmera Catchment Management Authority in Victoria. The ANPC is looking forward to working with Wimmera CMA and the many other organisations and community groups that have been involved in implementation of this project to date.

Noushka Reiter commenced employment with the ANPC in January and will be coordinating the program in partnership with ANPC Project Manager Tricia Hogbin. Noushka has over 14 years experience in threatened flora management and has been with the Orchid Conservation Program since 2007.

Noushka is based in Horsham where ANPC now manages a nursery and laboratory facility. A team of volunteers support Noushka in the lab, including regular Volunteer Wendy Bedggood (who generously volunteers one day a week) and also Mary Argall and Gail Pollard.

For more information or inquiries regarding the program contact the ANPC.

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