2000 South East Queensland Biodiversity Recovery Conference

I initiated, organised and convened the 2000 South-East Queensland Biodiversity Recovery Conference, which had the theme Taking Biodiversity Conservation “From Vision to Reality”. Held at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus from 21-26 October 2000, the conference brought together almost 100 participants with the common objective of saving South-East Queensland’s declining biodiversity. Presentations covered the full spectrum of biodiversity conservation activities and issues in South-East Queensland, from regional-level planning to on-ground action on individual properties.

In 1981 Lockyer Valley farmer Fred From had a vision. A vision to bring people together to care for their catchment. The Fred From vision became reality with the formation of Queensland’s very first Catchment Care/Landcare Group and one of the first in Australia. The Lockyer Watershed Management Association (LWMA) Inc. – Lockyer Landcare Group emerged as an action-orientated group, and has gone on to take many successful projects “From Vision to Reality”.

LWMA’s successes have been built on people – people at all levels working together to understand the issues of the Lockyer Catchment and foster workable, cooperative solutions. By organising the 2000 South-East Queensland Biodiversity Recovery Conference, LWMA sought to foster similar success at a regional level – a desire to take biodiversity conservation in South-East Queensland “From Vision to Reality”.

2000 South East Queensland Biodiversity Conference Overview Conference Overview (PDF 0.1 MB)
2000 South East Queensland Biodiversity Conference Proceedings Conference Proceedings (PDF 1.4 MB)
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