January 13, 2020 Uncategorised No Comments
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Protected areas and the future of wildlife conservation: threats and opportunities

Protected areas are the cornerstone of efforts to safeguard biodiversity; they are the best available means to ensure the recovery and survival of our threatened native animals and plants.

A protected area is a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values. (IUCN Definition 2008)

Protected areas include national parks, nature reserves, marine parks and reserves.

This special one-day symposium brings together some of Australias top wildlife and conservation experts to explore and discuss the importance of protected areas for wildlife conservation.

Topics include:

  • The role of the current Protected Area Estate and its effectiveness in protecting plants and animals
  • Marine park conservation
  • Climate change and protected areas
  • Private land conservation initiatives to save Australia’s threatened wildlife

Speakers include:
  • Martin Taylor, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • Katie Walters, Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
  • Shauna Chadlowe, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC)
Event program: The event program will be available in the coming weeks. Please check back again soon.

Date and time:
Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Venue:
Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 152 Mount Coot-tha Road, Mount Coot-tha, QLD 4066

Ticket bookings & payment options:
  • Members (WPSQ Member): $35.00
  • General Admission (Non-member): $45.00
Ticket includes lunch and morning & afternoon teas. Please specify dietary requirements where indicated when booking.

How to book: 
  • Online at: https://www.trybooking.com/BHTOM 
  • Over the phone: Phone WPSQ on 07 3844 0129 and pay by credit card over the phone
  • By mail: 
    • Download and complete/return the Booking Form and include a cheque/money order payable to Wildlife Queensland or complete your credit card details on the form.
    • Return completed booking/payment form to: Wildlife Queensland, Level 1, 30 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill, QLD 4101
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made before 1 March 2020 will receive a full refund minus $15 administration fee. Cancellations made after that date cannot be refunded. Substitutions may be made at any time at no cost.

Contact Details:
Janelle Devery Ph: 07 3844 0129 Email: wpsq@wildlife.org.au

Written by Wildlifeqld