Conservation

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APS NSW submissions on conservation

APS Conservation Documents

2017:

APS Sutherland Group has drafted a 3rd progress report for the targeted survey of the endangered plant species Prostanthera  densa in the Royal National Park as part of our contribution to the NSW Save Our Species Program (dated 24 January 2017).

 

2016:

Submission for amended development proposal at Spring Gully - (dated 19 April 2016)

- Letter to the NSW Minister for Environment regarding Spring Gully development (dated 27 January 2016)

APS Sutherland Group has drafted a 2nd progress report for the targeted survey of the endangered plant species Prostanthera  densa in the Royal National Park as part of our contribution to the NSW Save Our Species Program (dated 26 April 2016).

- Submission by Conservation Committee on NSW Biodiversity Legislation Review.

2015:

- APS Sutherland Group has also drafted a progress report for the targeted survey of the endangered plant species Prostanthera  densa in the Royal National Park as part of our contribution to the NSW Save Our Species Program (dated 20 August 2015).

- Letters to NSW Minister of Planning and Minister of Environment regarding development at Spring Gully (dated 4 May 2015).

2014:

- APS NSW made a submission to the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel (dated 5 September 2014).

2013:

- Submission for Weeds Management review in NSW (dated 3 December 2013)

- Letter supporting World Heritage Listing of Royal National Park (dated 10 June 2013)

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Conservation Officer

The Conservation Officer for APS NSW is Dan Clarke - since 2014. 

Dan is a practicing botanical consultant with a strong passion towards conservation of natural areas in NSW.

Dan is happy to engage with any APS member or member of the public regarding conservation issues in NSW.

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Conservation Policy

CONSERVATION POLICY...  

The conservation objective of the Australian Plants Society as stated in our constitution is :

"By any lawful means to foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants."

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Indigenous Australian plants have value as living organisms irrespective of their usefulness to humans or their value as habitat for other living things. Because all life forms in the Australian ecology are interdependent, the conservation of genetic diversity in plants requires a holistic approach that encompasses the preservation and conservation of all biological life forms and their habitats in all regions of Australia, on the land, in the air and in the waterways and seas.

The aim of plant conservation in biological terms is to maintain the capacity for species to be self perpetuating and to continue to evolve. Sufficient quantities of the plant species, the genetic diversity within them and vegetation communities must be conserved in order to provide sufficient habitat to sustain viable populations of other life forms.

 

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Biodiversity

soils,  habitat & biodiversity campaign

This campaign is bringing together landmanagers and the community to implement the best scientific advice and to formulate action plans for the protection of habitats, healthy soils and a flourishing biodiversity in Australia.

Native plants need healthy soils to survive! The problems that plague soils in Australia - salinity, sodicity, acidity, acid sulphate, erosion, pesticides - threaten agriculture and also pose serious threats to nearby bushland, even National Parks. For example salinity, the Australian flora is remarkably salt tolerant but there are limits and not many will grow with the high levels of salinity found in salt pans and lakes and lesser levels will threaten many plants and ecological communities. The survival of the native fauna, from fish to birds, depends on the survival of the native flora.

More information is available on the NCC website www.nccnsw.org.au.