National Parks Association 1998 Lecture Series

How the West should be Won ...

The flora and fauna of Western NSW face many perils and have a lack of conservation reserves to represent the variety of ecosystems needed to ensure their survival. This lecture series will take you Out West to give an overview of some of Australia's most beautiful and rarely seen flora and fauna surviving in what we see as very harsh conditions. Meet well known activists and get to know some of the quiet achievers working in this challenging area.

Monday 9 March Cath Webb, NPA and World Wildlife Fund Western Projects Officer Background to issues that face Conservation in Western NSW

Monday 20 April Neville Schrader, Member of Birds Australia, NSW Field Ornithologists The surprising variety of birds of western NSW

Monday 11 May Roger Lembit, Botanist, member of Biological Diversity Council Saltbush, mallee and coolabah vegetation diversity in western NSW

Monday 15 June Guy Fitzhardinge, Grazier, central western NSW The issues that graziers face when considering conservation on farms

Monday 13 July Peter Thompson, Environmental and Aboriginal issues negotiator Environmental and Aboriginal land issues in western NSW

Monday 17 August Martin Denny, Zoologist, NPA member, Consultant Overview of fauna of western NSW

Monday 14 September Alan Newsome, CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology Unit Feral animal issues in western NSW on public and private land

Monday 12 October Jamie Pittock, National Conservation Go-ordinator for WWF Greening the West. What are we doing about it?

TIME: 7.00 pm

PLACE: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum, William Street entrance

COST: $7.00 ($5.00 concession) or Series Ticket $50.00 ($35.00 concession)

Enquiries: Contact the NPA Office - Phone (02) 9233 4660 or Fax (02) 9233 4880 or email

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