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New video on ANPC’s Translocation Guidelines

New video on ANPC’s Translocation Guidelines

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.

New project! ‘Prevent Rare Plant Extinction and Reduce Impacts of Future Fires’

New project! ‘Prevent Rare Plant Extinction and Reduce Impacts of Future Fires’

The ANPC is about to receive funding from San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG), with encouragement from the US Center for Plant Conservation, to prevent rare plant extinction and reduce impacts of future fires in eastern Australia. Narrow-range endemics and priority threatened plant species most sensitive to having recovery disrupted by repeated fires in the near future will be identified. Field inspections will quantify recovery and identify threats that need amelioration. Seed and/or vegetative germplasm will be collected and established at regional botanic gardens.
Working with experts, land managers, indigenous consultants, and fire management authorities, we will assess fire regimes and impacted plant species, and develop a document ‘Fire Regimes That Cause Biodiversity Decline’ and web tools designed to provide guidance on recovery actions and build the resilience of biota to future fires. Local research scientists and contractual field scientists will conduct on the ground assessments that can inform the habitat-specific guidance plan. Promotional materials and web-based interactive tools will be created to guide community thinking and actions in post-fire landscape management. Draft strategies for at least 10 species will be developed to protect them from future fires and other threats during their sensitive recovery phases. Read more.
New project! ‘Plants Going Places – capacity building in the translocation of threatened native plants in Victoria’

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

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:

Donate today and help the ANPC raise funds for native plant conservation initiatives desperately needed following the 2019-20 bushfires.

Dr Paul Gibson-Roy talks about seed supply for restoration projects

Dr Paul Gibson-Roy talks about seed supply for restoration projects

Listen here to Paul Gibson Roy being interviewed by David Barr from Sydney’s Eastside89.7FM on 19 May 2020.

Dr Paul Gibson-Roy was one of the authors of the ANPC’s recently released The Australian Native Seed Survey Report

The report details the full results of a national survey capturing the behaviours and views of a wide range of native seed sector participants and has fed into the development and implementation of the Healthy Seeds project.