WA Threatened Species Forum 2017 – Call for abstracts

27 April 2017

Submissions are now open of abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Forum.

To help address the decline of Australia’s threatened species, Natural Resource Management WA (NRM WA) – comprising Western Australia’s seven NRM regional groups – together with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, are pleased to host the WA Threatened Species Forum – which will be held in Geraldton, WA, on 7-8 September 2017.

This will be the second time the WA Threatened Species Forum will be held in Geraldton, with the inaugural event in 2015 bringing together almost 200 people with a common concern for WA’s threatened animals and plants.

Once again, the 2017 WA Threatened Species Forum will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the priorities of current relevant national, state and regional threatened species strategies; and to share information on activities and interventions, science and solutions for protecting and recovering Western Australia’s threatened plants and animals.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Carlos Drews (Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute), Penny Figgis (Vice Chair, for Oceania of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas) and Gregory Andrews (Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner).

The Organising Committee are inviting submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Forum. Researchers and practitioners are invited to share their experience, research or current work relating to all aspects of threatened species including on-ground works, social science, communication, community engagement, fundraising and policy.

We look forward to seeing you at the WA Threatened Species Forum in Geraldton in September.

More information can be found on the forum’s web page or by contacting Jessica Stingemore at the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) on 9938 0106 or jessica.stingemore@nacc.com.au.

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