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The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (RTBG) presented the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC10) in Hobart, Tasmania between the 11th -14th November 2014. The conference included a fascinating variety of guest speakers, an innovative technology practical session, three exciting field trips and some 'behind the scenes' tours of the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens.

Overall the quality of the presentations was excellent with a number of the invited speakers highlighting the importance of developing and expanding our communication skills in promoting biodiversity issues with the broader public. Risk taking and “thinking outside the box” were also emphasised by a number of the speakers. Adapting to a rapidly changing world in terms of managing plant diversity is going to require effective, quick and strategic thinking with a certain amount of risk taking where we don’t have all the answers.

A more detailed conference summary will appear here soon and many of the presentations will be published in the next two editions of Australasian Plant Conservation. A big thank you to all the hardworking staff and volunteers at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, as well as all our sponsors, without whom the conference would not have been possible.

Click here for more information on APCC10.

Read the ANPC News December 2014 edition here.


A new Myrtle Rust information hub is now available here!

Myrtle Rust is a major new threat to Australia’s flora. This information hub has been developed by the ANPC to significantly contribute to response capabilities here in Australia and overseas. Two elements are new and unique:
1/ consolidated Australian and global host lists which have not been published elsewhere. Updates of these host lists are anticipated to occur on a 3- to 6-monthly basis.
2/ a comprehensive global bibliography of literature on Myrtle Rust, which is a world first!

ANPC President's Report for 2014

Read all about what the ANPC has achieved this year in David Coates' President's Report delivered to the recent ANPC AGM on 12 November 2014.

Orchid Conservation Program fundraising success!

And big thank you to everyone who donated to our recent crowdfunding campaign to help save South East Australia’s unique and threatened orchids. We raised an amazing $43,367! And some additional grant funds will arrive soon. These funds will be used to pay for the ‘fit out’ of a new conservation laboratory which has been installed at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to propagate and grow threatened orchids for reintroduction projects.The Orchid Conservation Program 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 ANPC is about to partner with the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to continue this project into the future.


Caladenia audasii (McIvor Spider-orchid), one of the threatened orchids being propagated by the Orchid Conservation Program. (J. Whitfield)

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 2015 you will receive complimentary ANPC membership for 2015, 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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