We are currently proofreading the next edition of Australasian Plant Conservation which will publish papers from our 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference. Join or renew your ANPC membership today to receive this edition as soon as it’s released! Joining the ANPC is now easier than ever with our new online membership form. Some of our high priority projects for 2019 include promoting our new 3rd edition of the Guidelines for Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia holding Threatened Plant Translocation workshops, launching our National Seed Survey Report, improving the supply of native seed in NSW, seeking funding for the review and updating of the our Germplasm Guidelines, Stage 2 of the Bring Back the Banksias project, 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, and planning the 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC13) to be held in 2020.
Come along and learn about the new Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia, hear about local South Australian case studies and get your translocation questions answered. We have a range of speakers presenting on topics such as translocation policies and requirements for approvals in South Australia, preparing a translocation proposal, collecting testing and storing seed, and more. Register here!
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.
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.