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THE NATIONAL NETWORK THAT LINKS PEOPLE, RESEARCH AND ACTION IN PLANT CONSERVATION
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Some of the best seasonal conditions in the last forty years created great opportunities for a series of native plant identification and management workshops held this spring across the NSW Western Division in conjunction with Western Local Land Services (WLLS), Western Landcare and supported by the NSW Environmental Trust. The workshops focussed on the resources available to identify native plants, systems for narrowing down the identification of plants and the use or management of those plants. Read more.
Native Plant ID workshop at Clevedale Station via Broken Hill (Photo: Western LLS)
The Metallic Sun-orchid (Thelymitra epipactoides) and Wimmera Spider-orchid (Caladenia lowanensis) are two of Australia's most endangered plants. The ANPC and Parks Victoria Little Desert Region have recently collaborated under a Victorian Government Communities for Nature grant to undertake weed control over two years within a reserve near Nhill in western Victoria, to support the National Recovery Plans for both species by treating the introduced weed Perennial Veldt Grass (Ehrharta calycina). Read more.
The endangered Wimmera Spider-orchid (Caladenia lowanensis). (Photo: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria)
The aim of this project, funded by Portland Aluminium, is to increase the long term viability of the Melblom’s Spider-orchid (Caladenia hastata) by re-introducing this species into three sites in the far south west of Victoria. The long term aim of this project is to reduce the species from Federally Endangered to Federally Vulnerable under the EPBC Act (1999). Over the 2015-16 financial year, seed and mycorrhiza have been collected and 200 plants propagated which are currently housed at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Orchid Conservation Laboratory in partnership with the ANPC. Three hundred and twenty one plants were re-introduced. The re-introductions to date have been highly successful with an 80% survival rate. Read more.
Melblom’s Spider-orchid (Caladenia hastata) which is endangered at the National and State Level (Photo: Len Carrigan)
The ANPC has been a major partner in the development of these national standards over the last three years with the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA). They are designed to encourage all restoration and rehabilitation projects in Australia to reach their highest potential. Read the standards here.
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