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Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia

THIRD Edition, 2018

Eds L.E. Commander, D.J. Coates, L. Broadhurst, C.A. Offord, R.O. Makinson and M. Matthes. Grab your copy of the latest 3rd edition of the Translocation Guidelines! HARD COPY: Order here through our online shop. E-VERSION: Download here. The Guidelines were launched at the Welcome Reception of the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC12) on 11 November 2018 by the Threatened Species Commissioner, Dr Sally Box. Click here to hear from the ANPC’s Dr Lucy Commander talk about the Translocation Guidelines [Video] “The translocation guidelines help fight plant extinction because they are providing up to date information on all facets of translocation to ensure successful outcomes”. Translocation is the deliberate transfer of plants or regenerative plant material from an ex situ collection or natural population to a new location, usually in the wild. It includes reintroduction, introduction, reinforcement, assisted migration and assisted colonisation. The Guidelines provide step-by-step information on how to do best-practice translocations, which will ultimately improve translocation success and contribute to preventing plant extinctions. With input from over 30 experts across the country, 23 new case studies, all new colour photographs illustrating translocation techniques and updated references, it will be essential reading for all those involved in translocation projects. In particular, practitioners, volunteers, scientists and policy makers will find the content both comprehensive and easy to read. The Guidelines will also be useful for those conserving threatened plants and restoring plant communities. The Australian Network for Plant Conservation first developed guidelines for the translocation of threatened plants for conservation purposes as a result of resolutions from the ANPC conference in Hobart, 1993. The first edition, published in 1997, was followed by a second edition in 2004. The production of this 3rd edition was undertaken during 2017 and 2018 through consultation and liaison with a wide range of experts (scientists and practitioners), community representatives and organisations. Purchase the hard copy of the Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia here. The ANPC received funding from the National Environmental Science Program’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub (TSR Hub) to produce this third edition of the Guidelines, and from the ACT Government for the printing.