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.
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.
The ANPC is working with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV), Friends of Grampians Gariwerd and the Australasian Native Orchid Society (Victoria Group) Inc. on this exciting project. Approximately 50 endangered Caladenia audasii seedlings are now growing at the Orchid Conservation shadehouse thanks to our Victorian Government Biodiversity On-ground Action grant. More seed will be sown this spring. They will be reintroduced back into their native habitat in 2020. Pollinator baiting is currently underway. There are only 5 known plants left in the wild! https://anpc.asn.au/audas_spider-orchid
The 2019 ANPC calendar features 12 threatened plants from the ACT region promoted by the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference to highlight some of the many endangered plants in and around the territory. All but one are listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered at the national level. The profits from the sale of this calendar will be directed towards ANPC projects aiming to raise community awareness of threatened plant species and endangered ecological communities throughout Australia. $15 each (+ postage and handling) and only $10 for ANPC members!
12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC12) – 12 to 16 November 2018, Canberra
The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) at CSIRO, and the Australian Network for Plant Conservation were pleased to present the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC12). It was a week of exciting presentations, local field trips and a 1-day threatened plant translocation workshop! The biennial Australasian Plant Conservation Conference has become the premier event in Australia to discuss plant conservation issues with a variety of groups from practitioners to researchers.