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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.

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.

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!

Orchid Conservation Program

The ANPC is proud to announce the launch of its new Orchid Conservation Program. The program focuses on the management, ex-situ propagation and reintroduction of threatened orchids, particularly across south eastern Australia.

Two threatened NSW native orchids have recently been germinated symbiotically for the very first time. They are the Crimson Spider-orchid (Caladenia concolor) and the Sand-hill Spider-orchid (Caladenia arenaria). The ANPC is germinating the orchids for reintroduction trials to be undertaken next year in the state’s south west by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), funded through the NSW Government’s new Saving Our Species (SOS) program. Read the latest media coverage:
ABC Radio Goulburn Murray 4/4/14
Town and Country Magazine 7/4/14

Three Victorian threatened native orchids - the McIvor Spider-orchid (Caladenia audasii), the Bendigo Spider-orchid (Caladenia sp. aff. fragranitissima) and the Stuart Mill Spider-orchid (Caladenia cretaceae) have also recently been successfully germinated.  These seedlings will eventually be reintroduced back into the wild as part of a translocation project being implemented by the Loddon Mallee Region of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Amaryllis Environmental. (Media release).
ABC Rural 11/4/14 (includes audio)

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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