AABR Awards dinner a great success.

AABR 30th Anniversary Dinner Over 90 people attended AABR's inaugural awards dinner.  We congratulate all the 25 major awardees and the 40 or so life member citation recipients.  Your work represents many years of dedication and determination - often in the face of much opposition from established practices. (A list of major awardees will be [...]

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Successful Forum 2016 – Experience Counts

The NSW launch of the National Restoration Standards on July 21st in Sydney (co-hosted by AABR) was attended by 300 people from a wide spectrum of restoration practitioners, managers, researchers, teachers and students.  Fifteen inspiring speakers from four states illustrated one or more aspects of the standards when presenting their case studies from marine, aquatic, wetland, [...]

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National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration

AABR has been, for the last three years, a major partner in the development of the now completed National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia. Read the Standards at

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Did you miss a field day?

Now you have a second chance! We think these events are worth sharing with a wider audience, so we are now filming many of them. The first two videos, about seed production for grassy woodland understorey, have just arrived at RegenTV. We have a fair bit of material in the edit queue, and hope to [...]

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Watch out for RegenTV

AABR’s video platform is set to take off over the next 3 years. In January, we received funding from NSW Environmental Trust to develop a video based educational resource. RegenTV will officially launch on our 30th anniversary in July, but it's already taking shape. We have recently added two field day videos and five conference [...]

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AABR symposium a success!

Yesterday's AABR symposium "Rebuilding ecosystems, what are the principles?" was a great success. The conference centre venue was a great space and about 220 people attended. From all accounts the audience were all blown away by the very high quality of the ecological restoration work represented by the 7 invited speakers as well as the [...]

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Peggy James Book :: Cosmopolitan Conservationists

COSMOPOLITAN CONSERVATIONISTS Greening Modern Sydney By Peggy James $39.95 • pb • isbn 9781925003086 Cosmpolitan Conservationists tells the stories of the intertwined lives and the stories of the intertwined lives and century Sydney. Their network featured: David STEAD Walter Burley GRIFFIN Charles BEAN Thistle HARRIS Norman WEEKES Marie BYLES Myles DUNPHY Annie WYATT Each individual [...]

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UPDATE Ticks and tick-borne Diseases – protecting yourself. Second edition now available

An updated edition of AABR's Ticks and tick-borne diseases-protecting yourself is now available. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and advice. It has been good to hear that so many people have found it useful. We hope you stay tick-safe and enjoy your time working in the bush! Lynn Rees and Virginia Bear

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2nd SERA Conference: Abstracts deadline extended to June 5th 2014

The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) will be holding their second conference from 17-23 November, 2014 - in Noumea, New Caledonia. SERA meetings aim to provide an regional forum for scientists and practitioners who look to restoration as a means to conserve the planet’s dwindling biodiversity and failing ecosystems. These meetings provide a critical platform [...]

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News :: Dec 2013 :: Huge fee rise for North Coast NSW CLM courses in 2014

– please join AABR in emailing the Institute Director. North Coast Institute of TAFE has decided to charge CLM students full commercial fees to commencing in 2014 (round $3K for Cert 3, $4.6K for Cert 4 and around $12K for diploma.) This is happening prior to the NSW ‘Smart and Skilled’ reforms are introduced and [...]

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