Welcome to the ANPC
The national network that links people, research and action in plant conservation
Do you care about Australia's unique native plants? Are you involved in plant conservation work? Are you a member of a local revegetation group, or a landholder, or a scientist conducting research into threatened species?
Whatever your interest, joining the Australian Network for Plant Conservation will keep you in touch with essential plant conservation activities, information, news, and contacts in Australia and internationally.
The ANPC is proud to announce the launch of its new Orchid Conservation Program. The program focuses on the management, ex-situ propagation and reintroduction of threatened orchids, particularly across south eastern Australia.
Three Victorian threatened native orchids - the McIvor Spider-orchid (Caladenia audasii), the Bendigo Spider-orchid (Caladenia sp. aff. fragranitissima) and the Stuart Mill Spider-orchid (Caladenia cretaceae) have recently been successfully germinated. These seedlings will eventually be reintroduced back into the wild as part of a translocation project being implemented by the Loddon Mallee Region of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Amaryllis Environmental. (Media release).
Upcoming Workshops in the Hunter Valley NSW
For more information on these workshops visit our workshop page
The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference will be held from 12th -14th November 2014 in Hobart Tasmania at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel. For more information, click here. The call for abstracts and registrations will be coming soon.
The Restore and Renew NSW project aims to create a website where practitioners can access genetic, environmental and ecological information for species considered most useful in restoration across NSW. The ANPC is working with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust to identify the 200 plus species to include in the project.
You will receive four editions of our quarterly bulletin Australasian Plant Conservation, discounted registration
at ANPC conferences, forums and workshops, and discounted subscription to the Ecological Management and Restoration (EMR) journal.
And you will be helping us to promote and improve plant conservation in Australia, through such activities as running Plant ID workshops, organising the next Australasian Plant Conservation Conference in Hobart in November and developing our new website.
Help us further promote and improve plant conservation in Australia. Donations of $2 or more to the ANPC Public Fund are tax-deductible.
The ANPC would like to thank WA member David Hancock, founder and consultant at Natural Area Management & Services, for recently donating $2000 to the ANPC. This funding will contribute towards the revamp of the ANPC’s website during 2014. This will allow us to go 'on-line' for memberships, publications and workshop registrations, and greatly reduce our administrative costs. It will also help us to better showcase threatened plants and plant conservation projects from around Australia.
However, more funds are needed. If you can help, please fill in the relevant boxes on the donation form or membership form when you join or renew. A receipt will be issued for taxation purposes.