25 June 2014

10th Australasian Plant Conservation CONFERENCE, Tasmania 12 - 14 Nov 2014 REGISTRATION OPEN and ABSTRACTS close soon

Registration is now open for the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference.

Abstracts close this Friday 27th June. If you are intending to submit an abstract you will need to be quick!

Registration and abstract submission information can be found at http://www.anbg.gov.au/anpc/conferences/2014/

ANPC national conferences provide a forum for conservation practitioners, community members and the scientific community to interact at a practical level.

The overall theme of the 2014 conference is “Sustaining Plant Diversity – Adapting to a Changing World”.

We have some great speakers organised:

  • Bob Brown from the Bob Brown Foundation will be our guest speaker at a free public lecture.
  • Professor Ian Lunt, Associate Professor in Vegetation Ecology and Management at Charles Sturt University, will be giving the keynote.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Professor David Bowman, University of Tasmania (speaking on the Securing Biodiversity theme);
  • Dr Terry Walshe, The University of Melbourne (Prioritising Actions);
  • Professor Jonathon Majer, Professor of Invertebrate Conservation at the Curtin University Institute for Biodiversity and Climate (Animals in Plant Conservation); and 
  • Andrew Smith, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (Engagement and Communication in the Modern World)

More information: http://www.anbg.gov.au/anpc/conferences/2014/


XIIth Australian Bryophyte Workshop, Mackay Qld, 29 June - 4 July 2014

Launch of Australian Ecosystem Science Long Term Plan: Foundations for the future: a long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science, 15 July Canberra ACT

Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation (ANET) inaugural conference, Coffs Harbour NSW, 20 - 23 July 2014.

7th Australian Stream Management Conference 2014 "catchment to coast", Townsville Qld, 27-30 July

Greening Australia Habitat Conservation & Management evening classes, Melbourne Vic 12 Aug- 25 Nov 2014

Australian PlantBank Open Day for Science Week, Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan NSW, Sun 24 Aug

9th Australasian Weeds Conference, 1–4 Sept 2014 Hobart, Tas

2014 National Landcare Conference, 17-19 Sept, Melbourne, Vic

Ecological Society of Australia annual conference, Alice Springs NT, 28 Sept - 3 Oct 2014

Climate Adaptation 2014 national conference (includes theme " Resilient Ecosystems"), Gold Coast Qld. 30th Sept- 2nd Oct 2014.

Box-Ironbark Ecology Course 2014. 5 days. 6-10 Oct. Nagambie Vic

10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference, Hobart TAS, 12-14 Nov 2014

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney NSW, 12-19 Nov 2014

Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) 2014 conference, New Caledonia
17-21st Nov 2014

We are happy to promote events relevant to plant conservation. Please send event details to projects (at) anpc.asn.au.

RESOURCES in plant conservation

Seed Production Area Fact Sheets, by Greening Australia

Sciencengage - a database of Australian science engagement activities. Be inspired and add your own activities.

ALERT- Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers shares expert advice on conservation issues.

Natural regeneration and rainforest restoration - outcomes, pathways and management of regrowth (Pdf Fact sheet).

Managing and Conserving Native Vegetation: Information for land managers in the Border Rivers-Gwydir catchments.

Communities for Communities Newsletter - will keep you informed about threatened ecological communities nominated for listing under the EPBC Act.

New website showcases Indigenous Biocultural Knowledge projects, research & management plans

NEWS and interesting reads in plant conservation

ANPC's Orchid Conservation Program featured on on ABCRural. Listen to interview with ANPC ecologist Noushka Reiter.

UNESCO World Heritage Committee reject proposal by Commonwealth and Tasmanian government delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area extension.

Auditors assess Australian Government's capacity to manage compliance of EPBC Act - recommends improved compliance monitoring.

NSW biodiversity legislation review panel and process announced.

Wentworth Group submission to Inquiry into EPBC Act Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 suggests Australian Government withdraw the bill and abandon plans to hand environmental approval powers over to the states

The list of >200 species to be targeted for genetic, ecological and environmental research in the Restore Renew NSW project announced.

NSW Native Vegetation Act saves Australian wildlife. Report by World Wildlife Fund Australia

New International Plant Sentinel Network (IPSN) aims to reduce spread of plant pests and pathogens.

Tips from the from Morgan Plant ecology blog for designing monitoring programs for community groups.

ANPC is sharing plant conservation news and articles of interest almost daily through through our social media channels TwitterFacebook and Google +

If you have plant conservation news you would like us to share please email your news to projects (at) anpc.asn.au. Please include "For ANPC News" in the subject.