Nature is valued in different ways by different audiences. As our conference theme, Valuing Nature will provide the context to explore diverse aspects of value, from natural capital and ecosystem services, to community and cultural connections, and the inherent value of nature for its own sake.
Meet conservation practitioners, business leaders, scientists, land managers, policy makers, philanthropists, community champions and academics from across Australia and beyond.
Join conversations on the value of nature on private land, and how these benefits are measured and communicated. Topics covered will include natural capital, communication and education, conservation policy and the law, land management, and monitoring and evaluation.
The 2017 conference will build on the success of past events, including the 2016 gathering, hosted in Melbourne by Trust for Nature, Victoria. Over 250 delegates attended, sharing insights and experiences. See the gallery below.
Banner images: Skullbone Plains Reserve – Matthew Newton, 2016 PLC Conference – Annette Ruzicka, Long Point Reserve – Heath Holden, Gordonvale Reserve – Grant Dixon, Fish River Station – Ted Wood, Fish River Station fire – Mark Godrey, Dockers Plains Pastoral Company – Border Mail, Avoid Island – Queensland Trust for Nature.
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To purchase your ticket/s to the Conference Dinner at MONA add them below NOW (see the Conference Program for more information).
Optional Workshops can be added to your ticket/s during checkout (see the Conference Program for more information).
Passage on a return ferry to the Conference Dinner at MONA can also be added to your ticket/s purchase during checkout (see the Conference Program for more information).
Flights to Hobart operate daily with direct routes from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Check main airlines for prices and availability. Hobart International Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from the Hobart CBD. An airport shuttle bus meets all arriving flights with tickets available for $20 one way or $35 return. Book the shuttle service through 1300 385 511. Taxi fares from the airport to Hobart cost around $45 – $60.
A special conference rate of $130/night, not including breakfast is being provided by the Ibis Styles Hobart. Located a ten minute walk from the conference venue, the Ibis is a mid-range, newly appointed hotel. If you would like to book the special conference rate, call direct on 03 6289 8513 and quote the discount code NPL181017.
Walk Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula
The Freycinet Experience is a four day guided walk on Tasmania’s east coast, taking guests on a journey through pink granite mountains, coastal forests and beaches. Returning each night to the barefoot luxury of the award winning Friendly Beaches Lodge, guests delight in delicious meals, Tasmanian wines and local wildlife. A special tour is available for conference delegates, 3.30pm pick up from the conference venue on Friday 20 October, returning, 5.00pm Monday 23 October. $1,900 for 3 nights/3 days, minimum of six people required, maximum of ten. Contact Claire on 03 6223 7565.
Go birding on Bruny
For over 20 years, Inala Nature Tours, a family owned and operated company, has been designing and leading birding and wildlife tours across Australia. Visit ‘Inala’ the 1500 acre private reserve on Bruny Island, home to 95 species of birds, including six endangered species. All 12 of Tasmania’s endemic birds species have also been seen here. Contact Tonia to discuss customised pre and post conference tours on 03 6293 1217.
…Or walking on Maria
Set on Maria Island, a World Heritage listed national park just off Tasmania’s east coast, this gentle four day guided walk combines threatened Tasmanian wildlife including wedge-tailed eagles and Tasmanian devils, spectacular scenery, breathtaking beaches and fascinating history. A great place to spend four days before or after the conference. Mention you are a conference delegate and get 20% off for the months of October and November 2017. Find out more through the Maria Island Walk website.
Get out on the water
View the spectacular Tasmanian coastline with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. For bookings call 03 6234 4270. Mention that you’re a conference delegate and receive 15% off.
From local markets to kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Port Arthur to touring local wineries, there’s plenty to do while you’re here. (If you are holidaying in Southern Tasmania the week after the conference, please note that Thursday 26 October is a public holiday for the Hobart Show.)
Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
While the conference dinner on Thursday 19 October will be at MONA, there won’t be time to view the gallery, so why not head back for a look. Free entry for Tasmanians or $20 for non-Tasmanians. Open 10-5pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Catch some local tunes at a private paddock gig
Land for Wildlife property owner and Tasmanian devil expert Phil Wise has generously offered to host a private concert on his paddock stage for conference delegates and friends, on the banks of the North West River at Neika (approximately 20 minutes from Hobart). Featuring local musicians Tiffany Eckhardt and Dave Steele, the gig will run on Saturday 21 October 12-2pm. Guests will be asked to make a contribution of $25 to help cover costs (payable on the day). Please indicate your intention to come along by emailing James Hattam at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 September. The gig will only go ahead if there’s sufficient interest so please let us know if you’d like to take Phil up on this terrific invitation.
Gallery of 2016 National Private Land Conservation Conference