WELCOME TO THE ANPC
THE NATIONAL NETWORK THAT LINKS PEOPLE, RESEARCH AND ACTION IN PLANT CONSERVATION
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Landholders and interested community group members in the Broken Hill, White Cliffs and Bourke areas are invited to attend one of four workshops being held to assist in plant identification, with support from Western Local Land Services. The workshops, to be presented by ANPC Project Manager Martin Driver, will include information about the benefits of retaining native plants on your property, how to identify native plants, and how to manage native plants to benefit productivity. Read more.
ANPC Plant ID workshop in the Riverina LLS region in October 2015. (Photo: Sally Ware)
Join the ANPC's Project Manager, Martin Driver, for one of two days of plant identification and inspecting endangered Sandhill Pine Woodland at Booroorban and Coleambally, in collaboration with Riverina Local Land Services. Landholders are encouraged to bring plants to be identified. Morning tea, lunch and drinks supplied. Read more.
ANPC Project Manager, Martin Driver (left), speaking at "Zara" on the Sandhill Paddock Walk at Booroorban on 1 June 2016. (Photo: Annabel Lugsdin)
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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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.
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