7 August 2015
A Threatened Species conference has just been announced for the State, with plans for the event to be held in Geraldton.
Natural Resource Management WA (NRMWA) and Western Australia’s seven regional NRM groups, together with the Department of Parks and Wildlife are pleased to announce the date for the WA Threatened Species Forum – which will be held on Friday 30 October, 2015.
The inaugural event will bring together a cross-section of society with a common concern for Western Australia’s animals and plants to explore solutions, and promote practical and effective ways of tackling threats to their survival, while also building and enhancing networks of support in the field of threatened species conservation.
The WA Threatened Species Forum will provide an opportunity to update delegates on the priorities of current national, state and regional threatened species strategies; and an opportunity for delegates to share information on activities and interventions, science and solutions for protecting and recovering Western Australia’s threatened plants and animals.
With special guest Gregory Andrews, Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner, the forum will seek alignment and synergies between policies and practices at multiple levels of government, businesses, research institutions, scientific and conservation management experts, non-government organisations and others active in threatened species conservation.
Gregory Andrews will also present on Australia’s first Threatened Species Strategy and the new national approach to threatened species protection.
This forum will raise the profile of threatened species and their conservation in Western Australia, explore solutions, and promote practical and effective ways of tackling the threats to Australia’s animals and plants.
If you or your organisation would like to help shape this exciting forum, please contact Jessica Stingemore at the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council on [email protected]
The Forum Agenda and Registration Form will be available on our website soon.