Welcome to the ANPC
The national network that links people, research and action in plant conservation
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 Australian Network for Plant Conservation will keep you in touch with essential plant conservation activities, information, news, and contacts in Australia and internationally.
Position Vacant: The ANPC invites Expressions of Interest in Project Manager position.
The ANPC is seeking a motivated and organised person to undertake the coordination of major projects at the ANPC, in particular the development and delivery of plant conservation workshops throughout Australia.
The position involves working with government, individuals, community and industry groups, and other organisations to develop projects and workshops, seek funding and other resources, and manage and implement these projects. Funding is available for 6 months, however there is possibility of extension if further funding is received.
The position is based at the ANPC Head Office located at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. However undertaking the role from home in NSW, ACT or Victoria may be considered for the right person.
Download the Position Description here.
Expressions of Interest are to be received by COB 28 April, 2014.
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!
The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference will be held from 11th -14th November 2014 in Hobart Tasmania at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel. Keynote and Plenary Speakers have now been confirmed. For more information, click here. The call for abstracts and registrations will be coming soon.
Sponsorship opportunities are 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 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)
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.
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 in Hobart in November 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 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.