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    Braided Rivers Seminar 2024

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    New Zealand’s braided rivers are networks of ever-changing channels weaving between islands of gravels. They are home to an extraordinary diversity of birds, fish, invertebrates, and plants that have adapted to live in this challenging and dynamic environment. Having evolved to live here, they depend on braided rivers for their survival. But they are increasingly under threat. Some are on the verge of extinction and may vanish forever if nothing is done to protect what remains.

    There is also good news. Over the past several years, work has been done to enhance breeding habitats, and the population of some species has increased, however, others are still declining.

    This annual seminar is a place where everyone who shares an interest in these unique environments including businesses, conservation professionals, volunteers, students, and members of the public can share information, research, and practical actions to restore and protect these globally rare ecosystems.

    A PDF programme is here.

    While previous seminars have been free of charge, increasing costs means that to ensure we can continue to run these full-day events for everyone, we have introduced a modest charge. If you are a student or if other financial circumstances means that you would not be able to attend, please contact us as we may be able to assist. The cost includes morning and afternoon teas and a light lunch.

    At this stage, the event will not be livestreamed. Please note that bookings are essential.

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