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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.

In 2021 or 2022, the project will present three, one-day plant translocation workshops in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bairnsdale, similar to those held in Canberra, Perth and Adelaide. The workshops will be based on content in the Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia.

As part of the project, we will 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.

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“The Ross Trust is a perpetual charitable trust with a vision to create positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive. The Trust was established in 1970 in Victoria by the will of the late Roy Everard Ross.”

We appreciate the in-kind support being provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Federation University Australia and Greening Australia (Bairnsdale) for this project.