WA Wetland Management Conference, 31 January 2020

Lake Monger, Wembley, Perth

The Wetlands Centre Cockburn invites registrations for its 16th Annual WA Wetland Management Conference, to be held adjacent to Lake Monger at The Bendat Community and Parent Centre, Wembley.

The conference on Friday, 31st January, 2020 is in celebration of World Wetlands Day, which commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971.

The primary objective of the Conference is to provide an annual opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas between wetland practitioners with a focus on the latest developments about how to effectively manage and restore wetlands.

The Conference is intended to bring together community conservation volunteers, landowners, educators, local and State Government officers and private sector environmental officers involved with wetland management.

This year’s theme follows the Ramsar theme for 2020 of ‘Wetlands and Biodiversity’.

Wetlands are rich with biodiversity and are a habitat for a dense variety of plant and animal species. Latest estimates show a global decline of biodiversity, while wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests. This year's theme is a unique opportunity to highlight wetland biodiversity, its status, why it matters and promote actions to reverse its loss. Subthemes include wetland management and restoration, wetland education and wetland policy.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, fees are kept to a minimum to enable all sectors of the community to attend:

  • Corporate: $80
  • General: $65
  • Concessional: $20

Registrations close 16 January, 2020.

Conference website: www.thewetlandscentre.org.au/events/wetlands-conference

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