WELCOME TO THE ANPC
THE NATIONAL NETWORK THAT LINKS PEOPLE, RESEARCH AND ACTION IN PLANT CONSERVATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the ANPC today and help us promote and improve plant conservation in Australia!

Joining is one of the most solid contributions you can make to our work. Membership fees are an essential part of our financial base, and members and member-organisations are the lifeblood of our network

Online membership payments now make joining the ANPC even easier!

We are very pleased to announce that the ANPC office has now established a new secure payment gateway for online membership payments. You can quickly process your 2016 membership payment by clicking here. You can also register for your renewals to be debited from your account on a set date by the ANPC office at time of renewal.

The manual process remains available for those customers who do not wish to use the secure payment gateway system linking eWAY and Bendigo Bank, our preferred provider. Download the 2016 membership form here (Word doc - fillable form) or contact us to find out more.

 

FREE ANPC Myrtle Rust Workshop in the Northern Territory

Date: Friday 5 February 2016

CHANGE OF VENUE: Due to increase demand, the workshop will now be held in the theatre in Blue 1 which is called Blue 1.01.01 at Charles Darwin University

Half day session: 9am - 12pm

Full day session: 9am - 4pm

Click here for more information and to register via email

Open to CDU students, staff and the public.

This FREE workshop is being offered in the Northern Territory on Myrtle rust recognition, reporting, risk assessment and management options. Myrtle rust is a major new threat to Australia’s flora and has been identified as a new and potentially serious threat to the Northern Territory’s biodiversity. Myrtle rust is a fungal disease which can attack and sometimes kill native plants within the myrtaceae family including paperbarks, teatrees and some eucalypts. Myrtle rust was found on the Tiwi Islands earlier this year and has since been identified on the NT mainland.

With support from the Bjarne K Dahl Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Territory Natural Resource Management and Charles Darwin University, in partnership with NT Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Dept. of Land Resource Management and NT Farmers Association, the ANPC has been offering these workshops to provide more information on this fungal disease and the actions that can be taken to minimise its impact.

 

11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2016 (APCC11)

'New Approaches to Plant Conservation Challenges in the Modern World'.

APCC11 will be held in Melbourne from the 14th - 18th November 2016 at the National Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in collaboration with La Trobe University. The conference aims to bring conservation scientists and practitioners together to discuss how best to approach the key threats to plant conservation in Australia. Click here for further information.

 

National Standards for Ecological Restoration in Australia - now on public exhibition

The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) has released these draft Standards for public comment. The Standards have been designed to encourage all restoration and rehabilitation projects in Australia to reach their highest potential. SERA and 12 partner organisations, including the ANPC, collaborated and developed the national Standards over the last three years - carefully considering the needs of all stakeholders, including input from well over 100 practitioner, research, conservation and agency representatives from around Australia.

Public comment closes on COB 15 February 2016. The final version will be accompanied by an online interpretation that will be illustrated by examples. Both are scheduled to be launched on March 15th 2016 at the National Seed Science Forum, Mt Annan Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Click here for more information and to download the Standards.

 

National Seed Science Forum 14-16 March 2016

The ANPC is proud to be collaborating with the Australian Seed Bank Partnership which is coordinating the National Seed Science Forum in March 2016. The Forum will be held at the Australian PlantBank and hosted by the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, and also in collaboration with the Australian Grains Genebank. Registrations close on 29 February 2016.

The draft programme is now available. Local and international experts will be speaking on seed conservation, storage, preservation and germination. Keynote speakers for the Forum will be Dr Christina Walters, Professor Kingsley Dixon and Professor Angela Moles. Visit the Forum web pages here.

Entries to the World of Seeds Photography Competition close in 5 weeks! Five prizes to be won. Forum participants are invited to submit up to 3 digital photographs which will be digitally displayed at the Forum and delegates will be voting for their favourite in each category: Landscapes; Microscopy; Up close and personal macro; Seeds and the environment; and Digitally manipulated/multimedia enhanced photos. There is no entry fee for this competition. Click here for more information.

NEW! ANPC Prospectus just released.

Find out about:

  • What we do and why we do it
  • Our capabilities
  • How you can help - membership, sponsorships, donations, bequests, project support, collaboration, volunteering.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like a hard copy of the prospectus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the January 2016 edition of our newsletter 'ANPC News' here

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