The recordings from our 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference are now available to everyone. We held this event online and in Albury NSW in April 2022 with the overarching theme ‘Seeds to recovery’. Delegates have had access to the recordings for the past 12 months and we are now sharing them on our YouTube channel.
We’d love to congratulate Bob Makinson who has received a 2022 Australian Biosecurity Award in the Environmental Biosecurity Category.
Bob has been instrumental in galvanising attention and action for the introduced plant disease myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii). He has used his botanical and conservation expertise to raise awareness, and to secure support and funding across community groups, research institutions and governments at all levels. Click here to learn more about the incredible contribution Bob has made and watch a video on his work. Congratulations Bob!
Bob accepting the award, on the right is the MC, Richard Morecroft and on the left is the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon. Murray Watt who presented the award (Jo Lynch).
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation is looking for an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills and a demonstrated interest in plants and the environment, to fill our Communications Manager position. You will work closely with our Business Manager at the ANPC’s national office in the beautiful Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. This is a part-time position (21hrs per week) for a period of 12 months, with possibility of extension depending on funding. Extensive experience in communications management including social media, electronic newsletters, website maintenance and journals is essential. You will also assist with events such as workshops, symposiums and conferences, both in-person and online. Qualifications in biological science and/or science communication are desirable.
Please download the Position Description for more information including how to apply. Applications close 5pm Friday 16 June 2023.
Are you an experienced project manager with knowledge of plant conservation? The ANPC is looking for a Queensland Project Manager to coordinate the Queensland Threatened Plant Network. This new position will be responsible for identifying and developing a network of Queensland plant conservation stakeholders, coordinating plant conservation training and events, and assisting in the development of Recovery Action Plans.
We are looking for someone who understands the issues and policies in plant conservation and has experience in coordinating in-person and online events. This 24-month contract is a full-time position (35 hours/week) which can be worked from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Moggill office or remotely.
Please download the Position Description for more information including how to apply. Expressions of Interest close 5pm Friday 9 June 2023.
|The ANPC has just published a new resource page on our website with information about conservation of exotic, economic and ornamental plants. For the most part, the work of the ANPC focuses on the conservation of Australian native plant species and ecosystems. But we also recognise and value work, here and overseas, to conserve what are often called ‘old varieties’ of agricultural and ornamental plants of Australian or exotic origin, many of which are in danger of becoming extinct. This new webpage contains links to information sources on conservation of exotic, economic and ornamental plants.|