Threatened Plants Translocation Information Day - Tuesday 1 August, 9.30am - 5pm, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Join local and national experts for a range of presentations on provenance, orchids, the science of translocation, licensing, policy and numerous case studies. Download the draft program here.
The day will cover the "how to" of threatened plant translocation, and present a range of case studies (including on Persoonia pauciflora and Wollemia nobilis). Speakers will include Lucy Commander (ANPC), Jen Silcock (University of Queensland), Leonie Monks (Department of Parks and Wildlife, WA), Cathy Offord (Australian Botanic Garden), Tony Auld (OEH) and more.
The day is aimed at people planning threatened plant translocations in NSW, in particular Saving our Species project coordinators with species for which translocation (and or population augmentation and or establishment of new populations) has been identified as an action. The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about translocation.
Review of the translocation guidelines
The ANPC is delighted to announce that we have received funding from the National Environmental Science Program's Threatened Species Recovery Hub to produce the third edition of the Translocation Guidelines. The project forms part of the Hub's larger Project 4.3 - 'Improving threatened plant reintroduction success' led by Dr David Coates, which is also funding a review of all current and past threatened plant translocations in Australia, and the development of a translocation database, led by Dr Jen Silcock and Laura Simmons at the University of Queensland.
The review is being undertaken during 2017 and 2018 through consultation and liaison with a wide range of experts (scientists and practitioners), community representatives and organisations, and a final draft will be produced in mid 2018.
A national invitation-only consultation workshop will be held 2 & 3 August 2017 in Sydney after the Translocation Information Day mentioned above.
For more information of the review of the translocation guidelines, please contact:
Dr Lucy Commander Email
Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia