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SA Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop – Adelaide, Friday 3 May 2019

Come along and learn about the new Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia, hear about local South Australian case studies and get your translocation questions answered.

We have a range of speakers presenting on topics such as translocation policies and requirements for approvals in South Australia, preparing a translocation proposal, collecting testing and storing seed, and more.




A full version of the program will be available soon, however the following speakers and topics have been confirmed.

  • Preparing a translocation proposal – ideas from around Australia – Dr Lucy Commander, Lead Editor of the Translocation Guidelines, Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc
  • When do you need a geneticist and seed provenance?  – Dr Martin Breed, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • Translocation policies and requirements for approvals in South Australia – Doug Bickerton, Project Officer, Threatened Species, Department for Environment aand Water
  • Collecting, testing and storing seed of threatened species for translocation – Dan Duval, Technical Officer Seed Collection & Research, Department for Environment aand Water
  • Case study: Silver Daisy-bush (Olearia pannosa) – Alex Mason, On-ground Co-ordinator Securing Silver Daisy Project, Trees for Life
  • Case study: Translocating and managing Spiny Daisy (Acanthocladium dockeri– Tim Field, Conservation & Wetland Manager, Banrock Station
  • Case study: 20 years of Whibley wattle (Acacia whibleyana), working with the community – Geraldine Turner, Southern NRM Officer, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula
  • Case study: Yundi Guinea-flower (Hibbertia tenuis), unlocking seed dormancy and using ecological burns for better growing conditions for threatened flora – James Trezise, PhD Candidate, Fire Ecology University of Adelaide.

The workshop will be relevant to all those who are involved in any aspect of threatened plant translocation including decision making, proposals, research, preparation, implementation and monitoring, as well as all those interested in threatened plants, ecological restoration and plant conservation (including government staff, researchers working on threatened species, NRM groups, NGOs, the mining industry and environmental consultants).


Ingkarni Wardli Conference Room, Level 7
University of Adelaide
North Terrace Campus
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

For more information, please email Lucy Commander

Purchase your copy of the Translocation Guidelines here!

This event is supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the NRM levies. Funding has also been provided by The University of Adelaide and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.