News from the community: Bush Blitz Symposium

20 June, 2013

You are invited to attend the Bush Blitz Symposium – Adding to Australia’s Biodiversity Picture

Bush Blitz is a national partnership between the Australian Government, BHP Billiton and Earthwatch Australia to discover, document and describe Australia’s unique flora and fauna. It is the first continental-scale biodiversity survey of Australia, providing the knowledge needed to help us protect Australia’s biodiversity for generations to come. To date, there have been 17 expeditions in 60 reserves covering almost 2 million hectares. This work has uncovered more than 650 new species and provided baseline scientific data to help manage and protect biodiversity at both local and national scales. This symposium is designed to highlight the outcomes of the Bush Blitz program in increasing our understanding of Australia’s biodiversity.

Host: Australian Biological Resources Study (Bush Blitz Team)

When: Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Old Parliament House, Canberra (Lunch and light refreshments will be provided for all registered attendees.

Registration: www.bushblitz.org.au (closes 5pm Monday 22nd July, 2013)

Registration is free but essential due to limited seating and catering purposes  

A detailed program of speakers and their presentations will be available soon.

For further information contact:
Daniela Binder
P: (02) 6250 9433
E: daniela.binder@environment.gov.au
 

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