by anpc | Jun 13, 2019 | News
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. Register here!
by anpc | Jun 13, 2019 | News
A hugely successful ANPC Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop was held on 14 March 2019 at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) in Kensington, Perth. Twelve speakers from DBCA and 51 participants joined ANPC Project Manager Lucy Commander in presenting various aspects of the translocation process. We finished the day with a lively panel discussion about issues in threatened plant conservation and translocation practice. Many people travelled from regional areas across the state to attend the workshop, and there was ample time for networking. Thanks to DBCA and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub for their support. Selected presentations will soon be available on the ANPC website! Read more.
by anpc | Jun 8, 2019 | Events Category
A Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop was held on Friday 3 May 2019 in the Ingkarni Wardli Building, The University of Adelaide, with 12 speakers presenting to a total of 57 participants representing over 10 volunteer groups, two universities, landcare groups, government departments, local councils, NGOs, consultancies and a winemaker. .
Material in the new Guidelines forthe Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia was covered as well as 7 local South Australian translocation case studies and a lively panel discussion. Lucy Commander, lead editor of the Translocation Guidelines, gave an introduction to translocation, an overview of the Guidelines, tips for success when preparing a translocation proposal, and suggestions for translocation design and management. Additional aspects of translocations were covered by Michelle Waycott (pre-translocation assessment), Doug Bickerton (decision making, policy and approvals), Dan Duval (seed banking), Martin Breed (genetics and provenance), and Kylie Moritz (monitoring and evaluation).
Case studies on South Australian species highlighted the complexities of translocation projects. James Trezise explained his research on Yundi Guinea-flower (Hibbertia tenuis), Alex Mason spoke on Silver Daisy-bush (Olearia pannosa ssppannosa), Tim Field presented on Spiny Daisy (Acanthocladium dockeri), Geraldine Turner spoke about Whibley wattle (Acacia whibleyana) and Kylie Moritz presented on Monarto Mintbush (Prostanthera eurybioides). South Australian habitats were also showcased, as we heard from Jerry Smith about the Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges, and from Veronica Bates on Kangaroo Island.