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Environment Matters - Our Declining Native Sandalwood

We are delighted to invite you to our next Environment Matters forum to discuss the threats facing one of WA's most iconic outback trees: native sandalwood. 

Join us and hear from Traditional Owners, scientists, sandalwood industry leaders and conservationists as we explore what a positive future for our beautiful endangered native sandalwood could look like. 

We will be hearing from Traditional Owners, scientists, sandalwood industry leaders and conservationists:

  • Aunty Liz Hayden (Ballardong Noongar Elder) - Welcome to Country
  • Peter Robertson (Save Our Sandalwood network): Ignoring the evidence: Turning around years of government policy failure
  • Richard McLellan (Research ecologist, Gulbali Institute, Charles Sturt University): The latest science on sandalwood conservation status in the wild
  • Keith Drage (Managing Director, WA Sandalwood Plantations): The scale and opportunity of plantation-grown native sandalwood in WA’s wheatbelt
  • Clinton Farmer/Ron Mulder /Ian Keally: 'Doing it the Right Way' - Kutkabbuba Aboriginal Corporation sustainability management plan and operational plan
  • Dr Fran Stanley (Executive Director, Conservation and Ecosystem Management, DBCA): Progress on ‘Biodiversity Management Program’ for sandalwood; nomination as a threatened species and future management
  • Ashley Bell (Badimia Elder, Ninghan Station): Sandalwood as a cultural asset on Badimia Yamatji country.

This is a COVID-Safe event following the latest health advice.

This is a free, in-person event, and a light supper will be provided. 

We respectfully acknowledge that we will be meeting on unceded Whadjuk Noongar country, and pay our deepest respects to traditional custodians and their Elders past and present. We wish to acknowledge the enduring culture and connection of First Nations people in WA, who have been caring for country since time immemorial.

CCWA has been a prominent voice for conservation for more than 50 years. We work directly with the government, media, industry, community groups, and political parties to promote a more sustainable WA and to protect our natural environment.

November 02, 2022 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
State Library Theatre
25 Francis St
Perth, WA 6000
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Will you come?