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
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 [...]
– 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 [...]
To encourage people to take positive action for the environment, the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) held a free seminar at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday 3rd October, 2013. The occasion marked a change within the organisation. For the first time in its 25-year history, AABR has opened its membership to anyone interested in [...]
Ticks and tick-borne diseases - protecting yourself, is now available as a PDF. It is subtitled "A review of current information and options for bush regenerators, bush workers and people who love the bush." This publication, edited by Virginia Bear and Lynn Rees, was prompted by a number of bush regenerators and ABBR members [...]
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also keep an eye on the AABR newsletter & and on this website for [...]
A recent bombshell threatens training in bush regeneration and ecological restoration: From 1 July 2014, all training in CLM in NSW will move to an ‘open market’ for training providers and where full fees will be charged for CLM Certs 4, Diploma and, if a student already has a Cert 3 in any field, Cert [...]
This document clarifies AABR's interpretation of ecological restoration and rehabilitation for our industry sector -and draws attention to the pivotal role that natural regeneration plays in ecological restoration.
The 2013 Mark Foster Memorial award has gone to Alexander Yallouris. The award was presented at Ourimbah TAFE on 5 June 2013.