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Only 2 weeks left to register for APCC10!
Registrations close 5pm Friday 24 October 2014.
Download the APCC10 Registration Form here.
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (RTBG) are pleased to present the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC10) which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania between the 11th -14th November 2014 at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.
For more information and to register click here.
Download the draft APCC10 Program here (updated 20 October 2014)
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Early bird prizes announced! At the ANPC Committee meeting on 8 October 2014, the following prizes were drawn for the early bird conference registrations:
First prize: one free 4 day walk on world heritage listed Maria Island, just off the east coast of Tasmania, courtesy of The Maria Island Walk, valued at $2,300. Winner: Ms Emma Dalziell, WA.
Second prize: one gift voucher for 1 x Hobart Scenic flight, with Tasmanian Air Adventures, valued at $99. Winner Ms Nicola Barnes, SA.
Congratulations to Emma and Nicola for winning such fabulous prizes!
APCC10 is shaping up to be an exciting event with many fascinating speakers, including Keynote Speaker Associate Professor Ian Lunt, Australia's Sherlock Holmes of vegetation ecology, from Charles Sturt University. Ian's research interests include ecological restoration, grassland and woodland management, as well as historical changes in Australian ecosystems, and every few weeks he writes about plants, vegetation ecology and conservation on his informative and entertaining blog.
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Discounts for delegates!
All APCC10 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.
* 20% discount at Hobart Bike Hire including free helmets, locks and maps which indicate safe and desirable cycling routhes around Hobart. These maps are also available on the website under the heading 'Maps&Rides'.
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.
The ANPC's Orchid Conservation Program focuses on the ex-situ propagation and reintroduction of many of south eastern Australia’s threatened orchids, and 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 program is currently leasing laboratory facilities and equipment but needs to set up its own laboratory facilities including tissue culture capability to ensure the long term future for the conservation program.
To help save South East Australia's unique and threatened orchids, please click here!
Click here to read more about this exciting campaign in The Age article published on 10 August.
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!
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.
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.
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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