SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
Ballarat Environment Network
Golden Plains Shire
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
Mt Korong Eco-Watch

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Current events

May is the start of the breeding season for the Swamp Antechinus which runs from May to July. Males die within a few weeks after mating. Females give birth July-August.

See the May bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.

swamp antechinus

Swamp Antechinus Antechinus minimus maritimus

Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988


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May 2017

Events in May 2017

Monday 1st | Environmental Justice Australia workshop - reforming the EPA

The Victorian Government recently announced significant reforms of the EPA and pollution laws, and are writing new laws now. Hear how the reforms will impact on community rights and the environment, and how you can influence the reforms now. This is not to be missed for individuals and community groups throughout the region who have fought hard to protect their environment from pollution. Learn about the current reform of the EPA and how it will impact on your environment and community rights. Discuss whether the reforms might help communities achieve environmental justice. Hear how you can influence the reforms. Free but bookings essential.

Location: Geelong Botanic Gardens meeting rooms
Contact: Nicola Rivers

Monday 1st | Australasian Bat night 2017

Australasian Bat Night is a public awareness programme aiming to educate people about bats, to raise the profile of bats and debunk the myths and fears, to achieve better conservation outcomes and assist people to live with bats. ABS invites local government, community and environmental and individuals to register events and activities for Australasian Bat Night 2017 in March, April or May. Please consider holding a Bat Night event this year and promoting the program to your colleagues, friends and family and networks. See link for more details.

Location: Anywhere in Victoria
Contact: Australasian Bat Society Inc

Saturday 6th | 2017 annual Red-tailed Black-cockatoo count

The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2017 annual count. No experience necessary. A training session will be held on the morning of the count in Casterton. Sites are scattered from Nelson to Little Desert National Park in Victoria and from Mount Gambier to Keith in South Australia. To register your interest, to report a sighting or to find out more information please contact Kerry Gilkes on freecall 1800 262 062 or via email redtail@birdlife.org.au.

Location: south-west Victoria
Contact: Kerry Gilkes | Phone: 1800 262 062

Friday 12th | Linking Landscapes Symposium

Sharing expert knowledge, practical experience and building relationships  to effectively restore landscapes at scale. Three leading conservation scientists present the latest evidence   on why landscape connectivity is important. • How to design and and deliver ecological connectivity in the context   of a rapidly changing climate in central Victoria. • Lessons from inspiring, long-established projects. • Central Victorian projects with a focus on ecological connectivity. Cost $25 for members of Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance member organisations.  $50 for others (includes morning tea and lunch). Registration closes May 6th, 2017. See Central Victorian Biolinks site for program and booking link.

Location: Capital Theatre, 50 View St, Bendigo
Contact: Sophie Bickford

Saturday 20th | SWIFFT Parrot & Regent Honeyeater National survey weekend

This is a Birdlife Australia event. Surveys will cover Victoria, NSW, ACT & Qld. They welcome people helping out in the surveys. See link to find out more for Victorian surveys.

Location: Box Ironbark Woodlands - Central Victoria
Contact: Birdlife Australia

Friday 26th | 6th National Beach Nesting Birds Conference

The National Beach-nesting Birds Conference will run across two days to allow for a range of activities including conference presentations, workshops and social activities. The aim of this event is to share knowledge and advance our conservation efforts for this special suite of birds and their coastal habitats. Friday – Consists of Conference presentations, and general discussion (9am – 5pm). Saturday – Workshops and field trips (9am – 5pm*) Sunday – Field trip (afternoon; times and locations still to come). Registration fee Friday only: $30 Saturday only: $30 Friday & Saturday: $50 Sunday: Free Booking details  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BNBconference2017 

Location: Willunga Show Hall, 7 Main Rd, Willunga, Fleurieu Peninsula - South Aust.
Contact: Beach-nesting Birds Team: Grainne, Meg and Renee