Restoration Science and Botanic Garden Tour
6 September 2019 | Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia
Duration: Half day 9:00am – 12:00pm
Kings Park Science is the State’s premier restoration science and ex-situ conservation research provider, having developed a strong restoration science brand over the past 30 years in collaboration with the mining sector.
Research has supported significant insight into rebuilding threatened ecological communities and conserving the rarest plant species through ex-situ conservation and translocation programs. These activities are underpinned by a diverse and integrated mix of restoration sciences, including: restoration ecology and ecophysiology, seed science, conservation genetics, conservation biotechnology, ecosystem ecology, engineering, fire ecology and systematics.
The laboratory and glasshouse tour will highlight leading technologies and concepts across these key areas as related to mine rehabilitation and closure. A guided walk will then allow guests to experience key features of the Kings Park’s Botanic Garden and adjacent bushland.
For visitors to WA, the Kings Park bushland is located approximately 1 km from the conference venue and is the epicentre of Perth’s urban woodland conservation reserve system. Known to have over 320 native plant species, 70 bird species, 20 reptile species, and many hundreds of invertebrates, the park’s conservation programmes are critical to ensure the unique biodiversity of this system is protected and enhanced for future generations. In unison with the conservation programmes, Kings Park’s high profile ecological restoration initiatives have evolved over decades, assisting the recovering of degraded habitats within the park’s plant and animal communities.
The ACG thanks the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kings Park Science for generously giving their time and resources in facilitating this activity.
Spaces will be limited to 40. Morning tea provided.
Contact details for bookings:
Phone: + 61 8 94803614