We are excited to be opening early bird registrations for our conference! The 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC13) will be held in Albury, NSW next April. We chose to hold this in person conference in Albury so delegates can immerse themselves with real people working on real issues in real landscapes (which should look incredible after all this rain!).
Head to our website to buy tickets at the special early bird price. This pricing will be available until Friday 18 February 2022.
The Plant Heroes series, funded by an ANPC grant, continues with a fascinating video and podcast on Murnong – a type of Yam Daisy (Microseris scapigera). For the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and other Aboriginal groups in south-eastern Australia, the Murnong has been an important cultural food source for thousands of years. But today only three populations remain in Melbourne, these rely on active management to keep them alive. https://www.plant-heroes.com/species/murnong
On Tuesday 16 November, ANPC Project Manager Amelia Martyn Yenson gave an online presentation as part of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s virtual science seminar series. Details of the talk can be found on their website where they will be publishing a recording of the talk shortly. https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Science/Virtual-science-seminars/Australian-ex-situ-conservation
Stage 1 of the Healthy Seeds project is coming to completion with the draft Roadmap submitted to the NSW Environmental Trust and the Healthy Seeds Consortium in November. The Roadmap integrates the results of the Australian Native Seed Survey Report, the Audit of Seed Production Areas in NSW and the identification of the barriers and opportunities for the NSW seed sector to provide a strategic plan to improve native seed supply for ecological restoration in NSW. The full Roadmap is available on the ANPC website, along with the roadmap summary. https://www.anpc.asn.au/healthy-seeds/
On Wednesday 17 November 2021 we held our AGM over Zoom with 25 people in attendance. The ANPC president, Tony Auld, presented his President’s Report which details what the ANPC has achieved over the last year, and the activities we are looking forward to. We also said thank you and farewell to our committee members Paul Gibson-Roy, Stephen Bell and Bob Makinson who have finished their terms. We welcomed three new ordinary members to the ANPC management committee, Kelli Gowland and Damian Wrigley from the ACT and Cathy Offord from NSW. https://www.anpc.asn.au/annual-report/