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The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC): promoting & developing plant conservation
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC): promoting & developing plant conservation

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Saving endangered species in the Nambucca Valley. Funding was supplied to the Nambucca Shire Council by the NSW Environmental Trust and the North Coast Local Land Services to reduce the impact of Bitou Bush and large woody weeds on an endangered population of Native Legume, the Glycine Clandestina (broad leaf form) that is only known to grow in the Themeda grass headlands just to the south of Scotts Head village.
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You are invited to provide your views about: the eligibility of Bruguiera hainesii (Haines's Orange Mangrove) http://ow.ly/M7oT30kunPT and Oberonia attenuata (Mossman Fairy Orchid) http://ow.ly/Hexd30kunQM for inclusion in the EPBC Act threatened species list. Invitation to comment open until 20 July 2018.
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'"The image of The Man From Snowy River that featured at the opening of the Sydney Olympics has attracted people from all over the world to [Kosciuszko National Park]." But academics and environmentalists have long argued sentimental cultural attachments should not be prioritised over the environment of the park, which they say has been badly damaged and has left native species under threat.' http://ow.ly/Lgv030kunMY
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Please donate today and help save Australia's unique native plants!
We need your help urgently to continue the vital work of the ANPC. And receive some amazing perks like FREE ANPC Membership, depending on the size of your donation!
Everyone has heard of the Koala, the Corroboree Frog and even the very rare Night Parrot. But what about the Minarto Mintbush or the Wringled Dollybush? Numerous little known plants like these are very rare and threatened in Australia, and many scientists and people on the ground are working hard to save them from extinction, such as collecting their seed, or propagating and planting them back in the wild. But this work is very challenging and difficult.
The ANPC brings together plant conservationists from all walks of life to inform and inspire each other in our efforts to save Australia’s plants, which are found nowhere else in the world and are a rich part of our cultural heritage. http://ow.ly/5HlC30kxpbZ
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A major citrus grower in Queensland is calling for all citrus plants within canker control areas in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia to be destroyed. The highly contagious disease was detected in the Top End two months ago and was more recently detected in Katherine, Kununurra and Wyndham. http://ow.ly/ePut30kunVh
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Geraldton and Mid West residents are invited to identify wildflowers with a free new mobile phone application. The free interactive guide features photos and information about 112 species of flora found in Chapman River Regional Park. http://ow.ly/XMy330kunXX
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"For Alec Costin, the discovery of a field of anemone buttercups in alpine grasslands near Mount Kosciuszko marked a turning point in that region's conservation. Six decades ago - when the environmental fate of the region was last up for grabs - Dr Costin helped get sheep removed from what was then the Kosciusko State Park. Taking Sir Garfield Barwick - a prominent lawyer and park trustee who favoured extending leases graziers had enjoyed above 1300 metres since the 1920s - on a three-day mountain tour proved Dr Costin's master stroke. Even today, the buttercup remains vulnerable, found only in a 32- by eight-kilometre strip near Guthega. But, back then, its future was precarious as it was a favoured sheep fodder." http://ow.ly/VY4q30kunI0
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"A new contagious fungal plant disease has entered Australia, myrtle rust. It’s highly mobile, can reproduce rapidly and is infecting many species across a broad geographic range. Containment and eradication responses have so far been unsuccessful. In short, the risks posed by myrtle rust are a perfect storm for plant species within one of Australia’s most important plant families, the Myrtaceae. Jarrah Wills from the Queensland Herbarium describes why this plant disease poses such a threat and what we are doing about it."
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Myrtle rust is here | TSR Hub
Myrtle rust is here | TSR Hub
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The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee has made a Preliminary Determination proposing the shrub Homoranthus bebo be listed as a Critically endangered species in Schedule 1 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Submissions close 22 June 2018. http://ow.ly/R3Eb30kunH8
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The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee (NSW TSSC) has made a Preliminary Determination proposing that the “Habitat degradation and loss by Feral Horses, Equus caballus” be listed as a Key threatening process in Schedule 4 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Submissions close 22 June 2018. http://ow.ly/DtTp30kunBu
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