Welcome to Conference and Launch of the 3rd edition of the ANPC's Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia.

Dr Sally Box
Threatened Species Commissioner
Dept of Environment and Energy

Session 1: Moving house - lessons from the past – who’s done what where and what do we now know? Exploring plant introductions across Australia over the past 30 years. 
“There is nothing new in the world except the history you don’t know.” Harry S. Trueman

Plenary Speaker: Dr Jennifer Silcock
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
National Environmental Science Program - Threatened Species Recovery Hub
University of Queensland
'Australian plant translocations: a 60,000 year history'
Download Jen's conference abstract here.

Jen Silcock is a post-doctoral researcher with the National Environmental Science Program's Threatened Species Recovery Hub. She also has long-term research interests in the Australian arid zone, including historical ecology, rare and threatened flora and fauna, grazing and fire impacts, and long-term vegetation change.

This session is sponsored by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub

Session 2: Moving house  – what’s new?
This session will include new approaches, ideas or tools to assist you when making decisions about moving plants.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford

Plenary Speaker: Peter Vesk
University of Melbourne

Session 3: Policy and politics of moving plants.
Here we will explore the policy and politics of moving plants – hear from experts about their expectations for policy that guides when, how and where we move plants.
"Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings." Quintus Tullius Cicero

Plenary Speaker: Peter Latch
Dept of Environment and Energy

Session 4: Crossing over – what can we learn from moving organisms other than plants?
This session will include presentations about what lessons have been learnt by moving other types of organisms to expand our understanding of the role and importance of plants.
“Any investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

Plenary Speaker: Sarah Legge
Threatened Species Recovery Hub

This session is sponsored by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub

Session 5: Effective partnerships – who, why and how? What works and what doesn’t?
Showcasing partnership projects including citizen science where multiple stakeholders have engaged in translocation and restoration projects. A session not just on what’s worked! Here we’ll share what didn’t work and how we can use these findings to improve partnerships in the future
“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” Dale Turner

Plenary Speaker: Belinda Pellow
President, Ecological Consultants Association of NSW Inc.

This session is sponsored by the Ecological Consultants Association of NSW Inc.

Session 6: Do you need a safe deposit box? The importance of ex-situ conservation in translocation.
Here we will explore the role of ex situ conservation in plant translocation and restoration including examples of successful plant reintroductions from ex situ collections.
“Banking's a sexy industry! Creative - it's dynamic, it's global, it's fast-moving, you bring a lot of talented people together!” James P. Gorman

Plenary Speaker: Damian Wrigley
Australian Seed Bank Partnership