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Internet Directory of Plant Conservation Resources

Last updated January 2011

This listing is intended as an introduction and reference guide to materials available on the internet that are relevant to plant conservation in Australia.  Additional information may be found by using internet search tools, such as Google and its derivatives.

If you would like to link your organisation to the Directory, or to advertise your plant conservation event, please contact us.

Contents

Threatened species and communities

Lists of threatened plant species - Australian; global
Lists of ecological communities
Photographs of rare or threatened plants
General plant and biodiversity information: Australian, global, specific plant families and groups, weeds
Directories and databases

Legal Frameworks

Australian legislation
International conventions
National strategies

Organisations

Australian national
Australian State, Territory, regional & local
International
Botanic Gardens and Herbaria
Zoos

Events

ANPC Conferences
ANPC workshops & courses

Other Resources

Directories and databases
Funding and grants
Listservers (email subscriptions)
Bibliographies

 


Lists of threatened plant species

Global

  • EE-Link: Endangered Species is a US based endangered species information and includes international information.
  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants is a database of 33,798 taxa worldwide.
  • Tree Conservation Information Service. The WCMC has identified over 8000 tree species which are threatened with extinction at the global level and others of conservation concern.
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Photographs of Rare or Threatened Plants

  • The Australian Plant Image Index is a national collection of photographs of Australia's flora. It contains portraits of plant flowers, as well as photographs of fruit, bark, shrubs or whole trees and non-flowering plants (mosses, lichens etc).
  • Orchid Species on the NSW North Coast allows the identification of orchid species found in NSW Northern Rivers region.
  • Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment has produced a CD (available on line or by post) containing listing statements, note sheets and colour pictures of Tasmania's threatened flora
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Plant and Biodiversity Information

General Australian

General Global

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Specific plant families and groups

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Weeds

  • CRC for Weed Management Systems is a Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Environmental Weeds in Australia lists environmental weeds in Australia and their impact. Some photos available.
  • Invasive Plant Species in Australia covers what work is being done at present and what needs to be done in the future.
  • Weed Science has information about weeds from the Western Australia Agriculture Department.
  • Weedbuster Week is a national awareness event that highlights the impact of weeds on primary industries, the environment and human and animal health, and encourages governments, industry, private and community organisations to work together.
  • Weeds Australia National Weeds Strategy - a strategic approach to weed problems of national significance.
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Directories and databases

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Australian Legislation

National

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International Conventions

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National Strategies

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Organisations

See also Botanic Gardens and Herbaria and Zoos below.

Australian National Organisations

  • Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP) is for those interested in the cultivation, propagation, conservation and appreciation of Australia's native flora.
  • Australian Association of Bush Regenerators aims to foster and encourage sound ecological practices of bushland management by qualified people, and to promote the study and practice of bush regeneration.
  • Australian Biological Resources Study aims to document and disseminate information on Australia's biological diversity and foster taxonomic research on Australia's biota.
  • Australian Centre for Minerals Extension and Research (ACMER) aims to provide scientific and technological rigour and support to enable the minerals industry to plan, operate and close mines in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
  • Australian Government Department of the Environment and Water Resources (formerly the Department of the Environment and Heritage) develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's natural environment and cultural heritage.
  • Australian Tree Seed Centre (CSIRO) collects and supplies high quality seed of Australia's woody flora, with special emphasis on range wide provenance collections and lots from widely spaced individual trees for research purposes.
  • Bush Heritage Australia is a national organisation dedicated to acquiring and managing high conservation value private land.
  • Bushcare Program 1996-2002 aimed to reverse the long-term decline in the quality and extent of Australia's native vegetation cover.
  • Comprehensive Regional Assessments evaluated the economic, social, environmental and heritage values of forest regions and were the framework for Regional Forest Agreements, 20-year plans for the conservation and sustainable management of Australia's native forests.
  • CSIRO Plant Industry applies strategic research in the plant sciences to promote profitable and sustainable agri-food, fibre and horticultural industries, develop novel plant products and improve natural resource management.
  • Ecological Society of Australia is a professional organisation established to promote ecological research and communication. Also produce the journal Ecological Management and Restoration. ANPC is affiliated with EMR.
  • Environmental Defender's Office provides legal representation and advice, takes an active role in environmental law reform and policy formulation, and offers an education program.
  • Florabank aims to improve the availability and quality of native seed for revegetation and conservation purposes in Australia.
  • Fungimap is a collaborative project between professional and amateur mycologicsts and naturalists to gather information about the distribution of fungi throughout Australia.
  • Greening Australia works with the community to achieve sustainable land and water resources, primarily through improving vegetation management practices.
  • Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association (IFFA) is dedicated to the conservation of the indigenous Australian biota.
  • Land and Water Australia is a national organisation dedicated to investing in and managing research and development to underpin sustainable resource use and management. Originally established in 1990 as the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC).
  • National Landcare Programme (NLP) encourages landholders to undertake landcare and related conservation works by supporting collective action by communities to sustainably manage the environment and natural resources.
  • Natural Heritage Trust plays a major role in developing sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, as well as protecting our unique biodiversity through improved management and delivery of resources.
  • Perception of Native Vegetation in Rural Landscapes is a research program conducted by The Institute of Land and Food Resources at the University of Melbourne.
  • Threatened Species Network aims to increase public awareness of, and involvement with the protection and recovery of threatened species and their habitat.
  • Australasian Native Orchid Society (ANOS) covers rare & endangered NSW orchids.
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State, Territory, Regional & Local Organisations

ACT

NSW

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Northern Territory

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Queensland

South Australia

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Tasmania

Victoria

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Western Australia

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International Organisations

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Botanic Gardens and Herbaria

Australian

International

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Zoos

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Funding and grants

  • Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) The Participatory Program supports taxonomic research and training required to accelerate the scientific inventory of Australia's biological diversity. Schemes included in this program are the Research Grants Scheme, Postgraduate Scholarships Scheme and ABRS Bursaries.
  • The Whitley Award Scheme for International Nature Conservation (UK) offers a wide range of annual awards for conservation and sustainable development projects worldwide.
  • The Norman Wettenhall Foundation is an environment group and philanthropic trust that focusses on supporting biodiversity conservation projects around Australia. They particularly look for innovative and collaborative flora and fauna programs involving research, monitoring and recording data, training, community education, and sustainable land management. You can email Beth on beth@nwf.org.au with any queries
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Listservers

Subscribe to these lists, groups and newletters to receive regular updates on plant conservation or biodiversity issues.

  • Aliens-l is an international (IUCN) listserver dedicated to invasive species. Search Aliens-I
  • ANPC News will keep you informed of plant conservation initiatives, grant application deadlines, conferences and workshops, fieldwork and much more. It allows you to post your own information and ask members for advice on plant conservation management issues.
  • Bush regeneration.
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. Email listserver to share information about developments in relation to the Commonwealth EPBC Act. Hosted by WWF EPBC Unit.
  • ENVIROWEEDS is a listserver for people to discuss any aspect of environmental weeds.
  • FLORABANK discussion forums cover seed collection, germination, equipment and revegetation.
  • Local government natural resource management, an initiative of the Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW.
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission E-letter
  • Oz-Environlink is a list server for people to exchange views about conservation/environmental issues primarily concerning the Australasian area.
  • Weed Watch Newsletter.
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Bibliographies

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