We need your help to promote and improve the conservation of Australia’s many threatened native plants. Donate to the ANPC today and support our projects and networks of people working in plant conservation. Donations of $2 or more to the ANPC are tax-deductible.
The ANPC brings together plant conservationists from all walks of life to inform and inspire each other in our efforts to save Australia’s plants, especially those threatened with extinction. We do this through holding conferences, workshops and webinars, as well as publishing plant conservation guidelines, research in our quarterly journal Australasian Plant Conservation, a monthly e-newsletter, website resources, YouTube channel and stories on social media.
We are the national plant conservation network that links people, research and action through sharing information
In a recent survey at our 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC13), 50 out of 61 participants listed information sharing as a high priority. Other feedback reinforced the need for our events. “Networking with other practitioners was very important to me. I made some good contacts to follow up on and got a better understanding of the depth of research going on and the effort being put in to save endangered species” (APCC13 attendee).
Over the last year, the ANPC received vital funding to promote the new Germplasm Guidelines and the translocation of threatened plants. Help us seek more resources for this vital role that we play. Ongoing promulgation of the Germplasm, Translocation and Florabank Guidelines is urgently needed to share emerging research and practical decision-making tools with community groups, volunteer organisations, and biodiversity conservation practitioners throughout Australia. This helps us all improve plant conservation and conserve genetic diversity, especially for our threatened plant species.
Your donation will help us with all this and more!
Our priority projects for 2022 are:
Conferences and workshops:
- Holding the online ‘Plants Going Places’ Victorian Translocation Symposium on 21 and 28 July.
- Completing the ‘Plant Treasures – in conversation’ webinar series in June as part of the promotion of the recently released Germplasm Guidelines.
- Promoting the Germplasm Guidelines at various conferences and events including the 1st International Plant Translocation Conference in June and the BGCI/BGANZ 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress in September.
- Planning the 14th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC14) to be held in 2024, following the recent success of APCC13.
- Implementing our new federally funded project ‘Enabling future recovery of Rhodomyrtus psidioides by safe custody ex situ’, a pilot dispersed-custody model for a plant which faces extinction in the wild after the Black Summer fires due to Myrtle Rust infestation.
- Working with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Plant Conservation Team to prevent rare plant extinction and reduce impacts of future fires through post-fire surveys of selected species including epiphytic orchids, and the impacts of Myrtle rust.
Native Plant Conservation and Restoration:
- Releasing the third and final threatened plant translocation video and podcast under the Plant Going Places
- Sharing the key messages from the Healthy Seeds Roadmap with decision makers and community groups, to support strategic improvements to seed-based restoration.
- Planning Stage 2 of the Healthy Seeds project to implement the Roadmap and improve the supply of native seed in NSW.
- Collaborating with Australasian environmental organisations in the Restoration Decade Alliance to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
All donations $2 or above are tax deductible
Your support will be very much appreciated.
The ANPC is sustained via memberships, grants, fundraising and donations and relies heavily on volunteer contributions to keep running.
It’s easy to make a donation:
- complete the online donation form OR
- use the relevant box on the membership form if you are joining the ANPC or renewing your membership
Donations of money or property made as tax-deductible are placed in the ANPC Public Fund, and managed as prescribed under Australian Taxation Office rules and in our Constitution.
The ANPC is an incorporated Association in the ACT. We are on the Register of Environmental Organisations maintained by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy, and we are approved for Deductible Gift Recipient status by the Australian Taxation Office. We are also endorsed as a Charitable Institution for charity tax concessions by the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission.
Special donations i.e. non-monetary donations or large monetary donations are also welcome. We ask that such special donations be discussed with us beforehand, as they may need special management to ensure best benefits to you and to us.