30 April 2013

INTERESTING BITS IN BRIEF: A summary of recent plant conservation news and articles

We've been sharing plant conservation news and articles of interest almost daily through our social media channels TwitterFacebook and Google +. We're now also sharing images of our events and activities via Instagram.

Alison Shapcott of @usceduau and their inspiring compensatory habitat site during #anpcworkshop #translocationsunshine. 5 threatened and rare plant species have been translocated to this site. Long term monitoring and management is providing insight into
{Alison Shapcott of University of the Sunshine Coast leading a tour of a compensatory habitat site during a recent ANPC Translocation workshop. Images of this and other ANPC workshops can be found on our Flickr page.}

Here's a sample of what we have shared recently:

Funding opportunity for community groups helping to conserve threatened ecosystems: Australian Ethical community grants.

Long-term planting experiment investigating cost-benefit trade-off between biodiversity & carbon.

'Carbon plantings will only have real biodiversity value if they comprise appropriate native tree species'.

Caring for our Country Community Environment Grants close 8 May.

PhD & Post Doc positions available studying lineage diversification in New Zealand plants. Close 1 May.

Response of grassland to stock exclusion - Ian Lunt provides a great overview of a recent study.

NSW Government today released the White Paper – A new planning system for NSW. Public feedback invited.

Australian soil databases can be accessed through SoilMapp iPad app - provides soil info for any location.

Uncertainty re value of fire for managing grasslands that have long history of fire exclusion & grazing (John Morgan claims this is 'the best paper of the year!').

Which of our forests should be managed for carbon?

Drivers of rainforest destruction. 'If we act fast we can start changing the story'

Funding opportunity: Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife for field & education projects. Current round due 3rd May.

All of the presentations from the TERN 2013 Symposium are now available online.

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