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Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc

The Australian Network for Plant Conservation Incorporated is:

  • a not-for-profit organisation;
  • an incorporated body governed by a constitution;
  • listed on the Register for Environmental Organisations;
  • registered for Deductible Gift Recipient Status with the Australian Taxation Office;
  • endorsed as a Charitable Institution for charity tax concessions.

The mission of the ANPC is to "Promote and develop plant conservation in Australia".

The ANPC

  • links you to others active in plant conservation through this website and ANPC News
  • is a forum for the exchange of information and ideas
  • publishes findings from current research and on-ground practice
  • publishes plant conservation techniques and guidelines
  • holds workshops and courses in conservation and rehabilitation techniques
  • promotes an ecological focus in on-ground conservation, rehabilitation and management of remnant vegetation, threatened plants and ecological communities
  • holds a biennial national conference alternating with a themed forum, with associated workshops (1st forum in 2007)
  • provides members with a quarterly bulletin and discounts for workshops and conferences
  • provides information and updates through this website and the ANPC News
  • is affiliated with other bodies.

ANPC has a National Office in Canberra. The office is staffed by two part-time employees, sometimes assisted by volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the National Office.
The ANPC's activities are overseen by a committee which represents a range of stakeholders in plant conservation. Many members actively contribute to projects.

History
The ANPC hasn't always been the way it is now.  A couple of articles are reproduced here to record how things were.  More can be gleaned from old issues of Danthonia and Australasian Plant Conservation, the ANPC journal.

  • background paper prepared for the Biodiversity Information Newtwork electronic on-line workshop in Brazil in June 1992
  • An article, The Australian Network for Plant Conservation and Threatened Plant Germplasm Conservation, June 1998


Join the ANPC. It's easy and gives you a subscription to our journal and discounts on our activities.
 

 


Australian Marine Conservation Society

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia's ocean wildlife. We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for over 45 years. Our paid and volunteer staff work every day on behalf of the community to protect our ocean wildlife.

For too long our seas have been over-burdened and under-protected. We have treated them as a dumping ground and a source of endless bounty. However the good news is that things are changing. People are recognising that the seas are changing beneath the waves. The fish aren't as plentiful and as big as they used to be. The corals aren't as healthy and the kelp forests aren't as grand. The good news is we still have time to turn the tide.

AMCS works on the big issues concerning the sea. We work to recover our threatened species, stop overfishing and create marine national parks, places in the sea where our wildlife is safe from harm.

If you want to help ensure Australia's coasts and oceans remain healthy and free for tomorrow's generations, jump aboard and join us today.

 

 


Australian Association for Environmental Education

The AAEE both nationally and in Western Australia seeks to:

  • promote environmental education as defined by UNESCO/UNEP
  • develop projects for broad application within the field of environmental education
  • promote coordination among bodies engaged in environmental education and training
  • cooperate and/or affiliate with any other bodies with similar aims for the more effective furtherance of these aims
  • promote the cooperation of relevant groups and individuals
  • raise funds from its members, from grants or from any other sources for the advancement of environmental education
  • publish, distribute, and disseminate matters arising out of and in connection with the Association and environmental education
  • hold conferences, meetings, seminars and gatherings to promote environmental education
  • publish a journal of environmental education.

These purposes are stated in the constitution of the Australian Association for Environmental Education.
 

 


Australia Cuba Friendship Society (WA Branch)

The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society aims to promote and encourage friendship, understanding, trade and other exchange between the people of Australia and Cuba.

Website: http://www.acfs-perth.blogspot.com.au/

 


Animal Rights Advocates Inc

Animal Rights Advocates Inc. (ARA) is a volunteer-run not for profit animal rights organisation based in Perth, Western Australia that campaigns for the abolition of animal exploitation.

Vision
A world in which other animals are no longer considered the property of humans, the farming of other animals is replaced with ecologically sustainable vegan agriculture and humans and other

Purpose
ARA recognises that other animals are sentient individuals who possess inherent value regardless of their usefulness to humans and therefore are entitled to certain basic rights.
ARA believes that the institutionalised exploitation of other animals exists as a direct result of them being defined as 'property' and seen as resources for human use.
Therefore, ARA seeks to promote the rights of other animals and expose and abolish cruelty and their institutionalised exploitation by humans. This is achieved through a combination of public education, political advocacy and by investigating and documenting abuse.
 
Enquiries please contact: [email protected] 

 


Alliance for a Clean Environment

The Alliance for a Clean Environment Inc was established in 1996 to oppose a fifth brickworks in the Swan Valley. This campaign was successful with the support of the WA Environmental Defenders Office in the Supreme Court of WA which ruled in the communities favour and ultimately saw the project rejected.

ACE soon became focussed on broader environmental health and justice issues in WA and is now one of WA’s peak Non-Government Organisation (NGO) providing advocacy, advice, referral and support to many communities across WA facing environmental health and justice impacts from a variety of industrial and chemical pollution sources.

ACE was successful in holding WA’s first Contaminated Sites Forum in 1999 and played an instrumental role in bringing about the long awaited Contaminated Sites Act for WA.

ACE held WA’s first Environmental Health Public Forum in 2003 – Working Towards an Environmental Health Plan for WA.

ACE is committed to upholding ‘Community Right to Know’ (as defined under International Human Rights treaties and conventions to which Australia is signatory), on the impacts to civil society and the environment from pollution and chemicals.

ACE works with other national and international NGO’s to highlight the impacts of persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) on the planet and eliminate these burdens for human health and environmental protection.

ACE works on campaigns to reduce the pollution burdens on health and environment in WA from:

  • AGVET chemicals – pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and biocides
  • Contaminated sites – historical, current and the adverse impacts of remediations
  • Industrial pollution – Stack emissions, discharges to the environment, mining products
  • Industrial chemicals – consumer and personal care products and their waste residues in air, water and soil

Key campaigns for ACE include the protection of children’s environmental health, air quality and waste.

ACE is a not for profit NGO that relies on volunteers and donations to operate.

 


Albany Community Environment Centre

The Albany Community Environment Centre (ACEC) was originally formed in 1994 with the purpose of promoting  and supporting our local environment. In 2007, the group decided to focus on the issue of climate change, with the aim of  increasing awareness of the need for sustainability in our lifestyles and future decision making.

Some of the activities undertaken by the ACEC  in 2007 and 2008 included stalls at the Albany Show and the Master Builders’ Expo, a calendar of events to enable locals to hear from guest speakers on environmental issues currently affecting our region; workshops to teach skills such as composting; being part of local environmental activities, such as the Fauna Nightstalk.

The major undertaking of 2008 and 2009 for the ACEC was our Home Sustainability project. With funding from the State Government’s Sustainable Energy Development Office (SEDO), we obtained Home Sustainability Assessment training for some of our members and provided subsidised home energy and water audits for over one hundred Albany households.

If you have any environmental topics you are interested in and you’d like the ACEC to be involved in, please let us know…

If there is a need for a meeting, committee meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month, starting at 5.30 pm, at one of Albany’s quieter pubs.

 


350 Perth

350 stands for climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current levels of nearly 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Part of a Global Movement Dedicated to Promoting Solutions to Climate Change.  We are the local group for 350 Australia and operate with 350 Fremantle.

In Perth we work on building the Divestment movement, resisting new fossil fuel projects with a focus on Unconventional Gas, working in partnership with No Fracking WAy to build a broad and effective climate movement powerful enough to create a safe climate future.

Email: [email protected]