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AABR’s post-fire wildlife habitat regeneration response How to request support for post-fire weed management How to Volunteer your expertise How to donate to support AABR's response Links to organisations assisting with the post-fire response

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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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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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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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Accreditation now separate from membership

If you are engaging contractors or employing staff, please be aware that (as of Oct 3 2013) AABR membership is no longer recognition of competency as a bush regenerator. This is now conveyed by AABR Accreditation. (Click here for formal notice).

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Upcoming AABR Events 2013 – 2014

information exchange ~ professional development ~ networking ~ connecting with other AABR members and like minded people These events are for AABR members and other people interested in ecological restoration. To register your interest and suggest ideas for future events, email Also keep an eye on the AABR newsletter & and on this website for [...]

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Regeneration of Maritime Grassland at Fingal Head, NSW- Fingal Head Coastcare

Fig 1: The Fingal Head trial plot where buffalo grass was sprayed and slashed. After persistent follow up about 90% cover of natives has regenerated. Species include prickly couch, native violet, native lobelia, blady grass, plectranthus and native rats tail. Very small numbers of a few grassland forbs (including golden everlasting daisy) were planted. Photo: [...]

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Phoenix Flats rising from Ash Island, Kooragang Wetland Rehabiltiation Project, Hunter Valley, NSW

Fig 1 (left image): 1995: Degraded paddock prior to Phoenix Flats (Photo KWRP) Fig 2 (right image): 2001:  Forming Phoenix Flats (Photo KWRP) Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project has created 10ha of coastal saltmarsh, Phoenix Flats, from a degraded, disused paddock.  The site is adjacent to a tidal creek on Ash Island 15km west of Newcastle in the [...]

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