Natural Resource Management WA (NRMWA) and Western Australia’s seven regional NRM groups, together with the Department of Parks and Wildlife will present the WA Threatened Species Forum – on Friday 30 October, 2015 in Geraldton.
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 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.
The 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.
For more information please contact Jessica Stingemore at the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council on Jessica.Stingemore@nacc.com.au