Let’s learn how to better restore our landscapes using native seeds. Listen to ANPC Committee member and one of the authors the ANPC’s recently published Australian Native Seed Survey Report, Dr Paul Gibson-Roy, talk about seeds and the results of the report in this Boiling Point podcast on Sydney’s Eastside 89.7FM. The report highlights issues in the native seed industry which must be overcome to ensure that seed-based restoration is more successful and sustainable into the future. Listen here.
Hear from the ANPC’s Dr Lucy Commander on our Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia in this video produced by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub. “The translocation guidelines help fight plant extinction because they are providing up to date information on all facets of translocation to ensure successful outcomes”. The 3rd edition of the Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia provides a step by step guide for plant translocation and is a must-have for anybody involved in plant translocation. To watch click here.
The update of the FloraBank Guidelines, as part of the Healthy Seeds Project, is progressing well. We will be sending the draft modules out for review very soon. If you are interested in reviewing a module, please email ANPC Project Manager, Lucy Commander. Further information on the update can be found here and here.
New project! ‘Plants Going Places – capacity building in the translocation of threatened native plants in Victoria’
The ANPC is excited to announce we have received a grant from the Ross Trust for two years from June 2020. The grant will address the need to educate and inform both environmental scientists and practitioners on the translocation of threatened plants, for the benefit of Victoria’s threatened plant species. Over the next two years, the project will present three, one-day plant translocation workshops in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bairnsdale, and produce three video site tours with accompanying public podcasts which will explore the stories of past and current translocation projects through the eyes of practitioners to investigate “What makes a translocation successful?”. The aim is to significantly build capacity to successfully undertake translocations in Victoria (especially critical to post-fire recovery), increase awareness of threatened plants, help tackle ‘plant blindness’, and give voice to those people who work in this underappreciated field. Read more.
DONATE TODAY and help the ANPC raise funds for native plant conservation initiatives desperately needed following the 2019-20 bushfires
In 2020, Public Fund donations are being allocated towards planning and seeking funds for native plant conservation workshops, such as Threatened Plant Translocation workshops, presentations and other initiatives (such as videos and online materials) following the 2019/20 bushfires. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us promote and improve plant conservation in Australia during this difficult time.
Other high priority projects for 2020 include:
- improving the supply of native seed in NSW through our Healthy Seeds project, supported by the NSW Environmental Trust.
- reviewing and updating our Germplasm Guidelines supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.
- planning the 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC13) to be held in Albury 19 – 23 April 2021, hosted by Albury City Council.
- promoting our recently launched Australian Native Seed Survey Report.
- promoting and distributing our new 3rd edition of the Guidelines for Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia.
- our two orchid conservation projects with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Saving the threatened Audas Spider-orchid (Caladenia audasii) from extinction and Saving the Brilliant Sun Orchid (Thelymitra mackibbinii) from extinction.