In December 2015, 150 delegates with an interest in private land conservation from across Australia gathered at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus for the second Private Land Conservation Conference, themed Future Directions for Private Land Conservation in Australia. Hosted by Trust for Nature and organised by ALCA, the event aimed to build a national network of people and organisations pursuing private land conservation.
As reported by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, ‘the gathering of ALCA along with other private land conservation NGOs, landholders, Commonwealth and State Government agency representatives, entrepreneurs and researchers in Melbourne was a sure sign of the momentum building within the private conservation movement in Australia and across the globe. The conference harnessed the energy and expertise within the sector, with the aim of joining forces to secure policy and legislative changes, boosting the capacity for private land protection’. Read the full article here.
View the Program for the 2015 National Private Land Conservation Conference, and download a selection of presentations below:
- Connectivity Conservation in the Great Eastern Ranges: Linking Lands, Landscapes and Landholders – Gary Howling, Conservation Manager, Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
- Taking Stock of Carbon in Protected Areas – Viriginia Young, Managing Director, Forests Alive
- The Role of Private Capital in Landscape Connectivity – Tim Hughes, Director, South Endeavour Trust
- Carbon as a Mechanism for Achieving Private Land Conservation – Paul Dettmann, Director, Greenhouse Balanced
- Northern Australia Savanna Burning, Towards an Indigenous Carbon Economy – Geoff Lipsett-Moore, David Hinchley and Fergus McDonald
- Wedderburn Conservation Management Network Experience – Peter Morison, former Facilitator, Wedderburn Conservation Management Network (with speaker notes)
ALCA thanks the John T Reid Charitable Trusts for generously supporting the 2015 Conference.