Dr Melissa Snape ‘Connecting Nature, Connecting People: joining the dots for wildlife connectivity across Canberra’

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Thursday, 9 March 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mel, from ACT Government’s Conservation Research, will focus on urban habitat connectivity, and government initiative to incorporate biodiversity considerations more fully into our planning system.

This talks presents outcomes and updates from an ACT Government project focused on urban habitat and connectivity – mapping key areas for protection and restoration to enable our ecosystems and species to survive, and introduces a new government initiative to incorporate biodiversity considerations more fully into our planning system.

Dr Melissa Snape is Senior Ecologist – Urban Biodiversity with EPSDD Conservation Research, ACT Government.

Mel has a long history of work on the ecology and management of the ACT’s grasslands, with particular focus on the impacts of herbivory, but has recently led the development of a new initiative on urban biodiversity in the ACT.

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Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November.  Talks last for 1 hour.  We welcome a gold coins donation. The Friends use donations received at each talk to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated.  Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

It is a good idea to reserve a seat at the talks you wish to attend; some talks book out very quickly.  Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. 

The Booking Link is: https://www.trybooking.com/CELUS

The Friends of the ANBG thank the speakers who volunteer their time and talents to further the knowledge of all attending events in the Gardens. Some summaries or PowerPoint presentations of Thursday talks are available to Friends at the ANBG library. Please direct queries about the talks to the Thursday Talks Team: email talks@friendsanbg.org.au

The talks are in line with COVID-19 guidelines which can change rapidly.