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The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference will be held on the 11th -14th November 2014 in Hobart Tasmania, at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.

Australia's Sherlock Holmes of vegetation ecology coming to Hobart!

Registrations now open! The deadline for Early Bird registrations is 5pm Friday 29 August 2014. For more information on the conference and to register, please click here.

Two early bird prizes have been kindly donated by The Maria Island Walk and Tasmanian Air Adventures:
First prize: a free 4 day walk on world heritage listed Maria Island, just off the east coast of Tasmania, valued at $2,300.
Second prize: a gift voucher for 1 x Hobart Scenic flight valued at $99.

Discounts for delegates!
All delegates will receive a:
* $200 discount for The Maria Island Walk. The island is a great place to see rare Tasmanian orchids and the largest stands of tall Tasmanian Blue Gums in the world. 
* 10% discount on a seaplane adventure with Tasmanian Air Adventures
* 20% discount on entry to the Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania's 'must-see' forest attraction.

Please note, the Call for Abstracts has now closed.

Sponsorship opportunities now available! The conference provides an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation or company to representatives from government, academia, community groups and private businesses working in plant consrevation from across Australia. For more information, please see the APCC10 Sponsorship Prospectus.

Orchid Conservation Program

Help save South East Australia’s unique and threatened orchids!

The Orchid Conservation Program focuses on the ex-situ propagation and reintroduction of many of south eastern Australia’s threatened orchids, and is currently the only means by which these orchid species can be propagated in sufficient numbers to significantly reduce the threat of them becoming extinct in the wild.

The Australian Network for Plant Conservation's Orchid Conservation Program has partnered with the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Funds are now urgently needed to ‘fit out’ a conservation laboratory to propagate and reintroduce threatened orchids now and into the future. The program is currently leasing laboratory facilities and equipment but needs to set up its own laboratory facilities including tissue culture capability to ensure the long term future for the conservation program. By donating towards this cause you will directly contribute to the purchasing of tissue culture equipment, growth rooms, microscopes and incubators that will be used to continue this invaluable orchid conservation work. Help make this dream a reality.

To help save South East Australia's unique and threatened orchids, please click here!

Click here to read more about this exciting campaign in The Age article published on 10 August.



Share you plant conservation work with others!

We are seeking articles for the September—November 2014 issue of Australasian Plant Conservation (APC), the bulletin of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC). The issue will be on the theme of "Invasive species and biosecurity”. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15 August 2014. For more information, please click here.

Advertise in Australasian Plant Conservation (APC)

Promote your organisation or business to ANPC members! Advertising opportunities in APC are now available. All fees contribute towards the costs of printing and distributing APC.
Special Offer: If you advertise in APC during 2014 you will receive complimentary ANPC membership for the calender year, including all 4 editions of APC!

Restore and Renew NSW

The Restore and Renew NSW project aims to create a website where practitioners can access genetic, environmental and ecological information for species considered most useful in restoration across NSW. The ANPC is working with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust to identify the 200 plus species to include in the project. 

Join ANPC today

Do you care about Australia's unique native plants? Are you involved in plant conservation work? Are you a member of a local revegetation group, or a landholder, or a scientist conducting research into threatened species?

Whatever your interest, joining the ANPC will keep you in touch with essential plant conservation activities, information, news, and contacts in Australia and internationally.

You will receive four editions of our quarterly bulletin Australasian Plant Conservation, discounted registration at ANPC conferences, forums and workshops, and discounted subscription to the Ecological Management and Restoration (EMR) journal.

And you will be helping us to promote and improve plant conservation in Australia, through such activities as running Plant ID workshops, organising the next Australasian Plant Conservation Conference and developing our new website.

Donate to ANPC today

Help us further promote and improve plant conservation in Australia. Donations of $2 or more to the ANPC Public Fund are tax-deductible. 

The ANPC would like to thank WA member David Hancock, founder and consultant at Natural Area Consulting Management Services, for recently donating $2000 to the ANPC. This funding will contribute towards the revamp of the ANPC’s website during 2014. This will allow us to go 'on-line' for memberships, publications and workshop registrations, and greatly reduce our administrative costs. It will also help us to better showcase threatened plants and plant conservation projects from around Australia.

However, more funds are needed. If you can help, please fill in the relevant boxes on the donation form or membership form when you join or renew.  A receipt will be issued for taxation purposes.

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