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The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (RTBG) are pleased to present the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 (APCC10) which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, between the 11th - 14th November.

APCC10 Conference Program

The draft Conference Program is now available for download here.

The 2014 Conference Program will include a variety of guest speakers, exciting displays and informative field trips and tours. The conference is a key focal point event at which plant conservation specialists can exchange ideas and make new contacts. This conference will bring together a diverse range of the top botanists, ecologists, land managers, and on-ground plant conservation workers from around Australia and New Zealand, to discuss current scientific research and practical experience in the field of plant conservation, in particular for the many threatened plants and ecological communities now listed around Australia.

Australia's Sherlock Holmes of vegetation ecology coming to Hobart!

The overall theme of the 2014 conference is “Sustaining Plant Diversity – Adapting to a Changing World”.
"The four sub-themes are:
1/ securing biodiversity.
2/ partnerships for biodiversity
3/ prioritising actions.
4/ animals in plant conservation.
5/ engagement and communication in the modern world.

Climate change is one of the biggest emerging challenges facing plant conservationists today. The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 will focus on how native plants are adapting to the changing climate, and what measures are being undertaken to help them adapt, including the development of climate change corridors. It will also report on other exciting developments in pollination ecology, seed germination (including the Australian Seed Bank Partnership), and genetics and conservation. Due to the location of the conference it will showcase many iconic Tasmanian threatened species.

Registrations Now open!

Register by Friday 29 August 2014 to go into the draw to win two early bird prizes 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!
For more information and to register go here.

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, a 1.5hr drive south of Hobart. Walk among the giants and touch a legendary Huon pine, hunt for mysterious forest fungi, or learn about the important scientific research that goes on right 'next door' to the AirWalk. Experience breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling bridges across the might Huon and Picton Rivers, the thrill of an Eagle hang glide, peaceful forest walks and Tasmanian food and wine in the licensed cafe. To download the brochure, click here

Just mention the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 when you book or pay.

Conference Keynote Speaker will be Professor Ian Lunt, Associate Professor in Vegetation Ecology & Management at Charles Sturt University, Albury NSW. Further information on some of the main speakers can be found here.

Speakers sponsor

And we are delighted that former senator Bob Brown from the Bob Brown Foundation will be our guest speaker at a free public lecture on Thursday 13 November 6-7pm at the Baha'i Centre of Learning for Tasmania.

Public Lecture sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities now available!

Help contribute to the conservation of Australia’s unique plants! Businesses and organisations can participate in the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 by becoming a sponsor. For more information, please see the APCC10 Sponsorship Prospectus.

The conference provides an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation or company (as well as your involvement in plant conservation) to representatives from government, academia, community groups and private businesses from across Australia. Please take the time to read the APCC10 Sponsorship Prospectus, and be a part of this premier event in Hobart!  It provides many options for sponsoring the Conference, but the ANPC and the RTBG are happy to accommodate any other forms of sponsorship, including in-kind contributions, following further discussion.

Location and accommodation information

The conference and conference dinner will be held at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.

Discover Tasmania

Why not combine the conference with a holiday in this geographically diverse state where over 40 per cent of the land area is reserved as national park and world heritage area. There are many plants to be seen here that grow nowhere else in the world, and the unique cool temperate rainforests and alpine areas are stunning. Go to the Discover Tasmania website for more information.