This April we welcomed Dr Daniel Ramp to our Conservation Café. Dan is the Director of the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at UTS.
We started another new initiative this February, we’ve called it creative conservation! It is a workshop style drawing class for beginners to more advanced artists, focusing on a different group of plants or animals. This way we get to learn some techniques while learning about an appreciating some of our amazing local biota.
“The extinction Crisis – man the Lifeboats” was a highly successful, fun and informative free public event held at Taronga Zoo on February 9th, hosted by SCB-Oceania and Sydney-SCB. The evening featured a lively panel discussion featuring four prominent conservationists that was moderated by ABC radio’s Greg Borshmann.
If you missed out, fear not! A recording of the discussion can be found on ABC radio national Big Ideas website HERE.
In February 2015 we launched a new monthly event to celebrate and learn about the incredible work being done by our region’s conservation professionals and volunteers over a cup of coffee and a chat: Conservation Café. It is a very casual meeting space for our members and other people who are interested in conservation and would like to meet like-minded people.
Please join us for a fun and informative walk & talk through the Randwick Wetlands!
A great way to round off the year with our final event – a social and informative session from expert Paul Adam on local restoration and conservation, including a history of the area and the environmental issues of today. Join us next Thursday, 4th December, at 5pm at the Randwick Wetlands!
The Randwick Wetlands is one of the last remnants of the chain of marshes that used to run from Centennial Park to Botany Bay. This parkland is being restored by the Randwick City Council and is of great ecological significance to the area.
Sydney-SCB recently participated in the IUCN World Parks Congress BioBlitz this past Sunday November 16th. And what a day of adventure and discovery it turned out to be!
Sydney-SCB is supporting the World Parks Congress BioBlitz, a free all-ages citizen science event that brings together scientists, naturalists and the community to create a snapshot of biodiversity in the Sydney Olympic Park area.
Wildlife trafficking is the second greatest threat to species survival globally. With just one click you can help change that and help Taronga protect millions of animals killed through illegal wildlife trade each year.
How? Wildlife Witness, a smartphone app developed by Taronga, is a finalist in The Google Impact Challenge. By voting for the Zoo and Aquarium Association, your vote can help Taronga win the challenge and receive $500,000 from Google to help STOP WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING.
On the 10th of September, Rebecca Spindler from the Taronga Conservation Society Australia gave a talk for our Conservation Conversations seminar series! Her talk was very entertaining, full of funny stories and awesome pictures. It was very interesting and inspirational to hear about all the conservation projects that Taronga is involved with.