Central Victoria BiolinksFriday, 18 March 2016 -
Seymour Club - 1 Elizabeth St, SeymourVictoria
As part of the Glideways project, Central Victorian Biolinks will be holding a Glider Symposium. The day has been designed to bring together the many community conservation groups doing glider conservation work across Central Victoria to hear the latest relevant research.
- 3 Glider researchers speaking about latest knowledge on glider ecology and conservation practice
- Successful example Glideways projects in NSW
- 8 – 10 Central Victorian community conservation groups presenting their glider conservation work
- Synthesis and discussion around strategic whole-of-landscape approaches to increasing glider conservation in Central Victoria
Glideways is a Great Eastern Ranges collaborative program aimed at conserving gliders and their habitat through targeted projects in strategic locations. Sadly, populations of these unique animals are falling due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Through onground work with local communities and landholders, including pest and weed management, habitat protection, revegetation, citizen science and research, Glideways is working to ensure that our glider populations persist into the future.
Members of the Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance, are already working to secure the future of glider species across Victoria, but have indicated that they need better information on:
- current population distributions and potential habitat,
- required habitat quantity, quality and connectivity,
- monitoring the outcomes of their activities and
- engagement and outreach to better target and implement their programs.
With funding from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife Central Victorian Biolinks is convening a workshop in early 2016 to address these information needs as well as funding nest boxes and habitat protection.
Tickets are $10 (a contribution towards morning tea and lunch) if you purchase them through Eventbrite or $15 at the door on the day.