The deliberate transfer of plants or regenerative plant material from one place to another (eg re-introduction, introduction, re-stocking).
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation first established guidelines for the translocation of threatened plants for conservation purposes as a result of resolutions from the ANPC conference in Hobart, 1993.
The need for revision was recognised as the number of translocations being carried out grew, bringing to light new information on techniques and approaches. This second edition puts more emphasis on evaluating whether translocation should go ahead, monitoring and evaluation, and involving local communities. The main points are brought together in useful case studies from accross Australia. A new format enhances usability and highlights important information. Written by people experienced in threatened plant translocations, this 80 page colour publication includes information on:
- definitions and objectives
- deciding whether translocation is a viable option
- the translocation process from project proposal, development, through to monitoring
- community participation
- case studies