The 2018 National Private Land Conservation Conference will be hosted by Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) partner organisation, The Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) in Brisbane – 24, 25, 26 October.
ALCA and partner organisation, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC), proudly hosted the 2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference in Hobart, 18-20 October. The theme for the conference was Valuing Nature and delegates were invited to consider how the environment’s wellbeing is attributed – from natural capital and ecosystem services, to community and cultural connections. Held annually, the conference is an important initiative to grow the national private land conservation network across Australia. The 2017 conference built on the success of past events, including the 2016 gathering, hosted in Melbourne by Trust for Nature, Victoria.
Keynote speakers included President of Conservation International, Jennifer Morris, Team Leader – Natural Heritage, Integrated Catchment Management, Waikato Regional Council, Alan Saunders, and General Manager, Djelk Rangers, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, Ricky Archer. Almost 250 people attended the event including conservation practitioners, landowners, policy makers, philanthropists, business leaders and academics. Around 65 people presented over the three days in workshops, plenary and concurrent sessions. A highlight for many delegates was the lively debate on putting nature on the balance sheet.
2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference speaker’s presentations are available to download. Please navigate to Speaker’s profile pages.
The 2017 conference would not have been possible without the generosity of the many supporters, the ALCA Board, and the TLC staff and volunteers for their stellar efforts delivering the event. See the gallery below for some great impressions of the Conference.
ALCA’s mission is to ensure that private land conservation makes the greatest possible contribution to the achievement of national and state conservation goals.
Banner images: Daintree River Mouth, Daintree National Park World Heritage Area, North Queensland Australia aerial; Photo credit David Wall / Alamy Stock Photo. Aroona grass trees. Brush-tailed rock-wallaby; Photo credit Caleb McElrae. Volunteers at Koala Crossing. Scenic Rim; Photo credit Caleb McElrae.
Gallery and Video Clip of the 2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference, Hobart Tasmania