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    Cores, Corridors & Koalas - K2W Link Annual Forum & AGM

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    This year's theme is Cores, Koalas, and Corridors. Key speakers will include local farming champions, ecologists, and environmentalists who are protecting wildlife and connecting the country. Speakers will include other local landcare groups working to protect Cores, Koalas and Corridors.

    Anyone is welcome to attend and it is suitable for local environmentalists, nature supporters, students, farmers, Landcarers, Bushcarers, Field Naturalists and Sustainability group members.

    K2W Link aims to inspire and motivate and provide opportunities for connecting with each other and community building throughout the day and into the future.

    The annual forum is sponsored as part of Cores, Corridors and Koalas - a partnership between The Great Eastern Ranges and WWF-Australia to restore and connect critical habitat for forest-dependant wildlife.

    The venue provides morning tea and lunch. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. The venue is fully accessible for those with mobility issues; please let us know if you may require any assistance.

    For group bookings or for those who do not like booking online, please contact mary@K2wglideways.org.au or Clare on 0427 428 426 to discuss options.

    We can't wait to see you.

    Draft program:

      • 9-10am: AGM

      Considering the current COVID-19 situation, we'll offer a Zoom option for those who cannot attend the AGM in person.

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      Meeting ID: 868 8705 9403

      • 10-11:30am:
        • Arrivals
        • Acknowledgement of Country and welcome
        • K2W Link presentation (project coordinator Mary Bonet & communications manager Clare McCabe)
        • Keynote Address: 'Environmental Markets and Nature Repair' by David Lindenmayer
        • Landholders Panel Discussion (Belinda from Rugby Station, Sharon from Two Rivers, & Andrew from Forestvale Farm)
      • 11:30-11:45am:
        • Morning break
      • 11:45am-12:45pm: Session 2: Creating a Thriving Landscape
        • Great Eastern Ranges
        • Cores, Corridors and Koalas (WWF-Australia)
        • Goulburn Mulwaree Sustainability Hub (Bob Philipson)
      • 12:45-1:30pm: Lunch Break
      • 1:30-2:30pm: Session 3: Gliders & Koalas
        • Results from 2024 Arboreal Mammal Surveys at Jenolan and Wombeyan (Dr Peter Smith & Dr Judy Smith)
        • Topic: Koalas in the Eurobodalla (Dr Keith Joliffe)
        • Topic: Connections for Koalas (Divya Labrooy)
      • 2:45-3pm Afternoon Break
      • 3-4pm: Session 3: Connections
        • Topic: Birdlife Australia & Landcare (Jayden Gunn)
        • Topic: Murrindyar Aboriginal Corporation (Teena Riley)
        • Topic: Saving Our Species (Damon Riley)

      About the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Conservation Partnership K2W supports wildlife conservation in a natural highway following the line of the Abercrombie River between the Blue Mountains and Wyangala. We work on projects with local communities, landholders and organisations to conserve gliders and their habitat. Since 2012, we have been working to protect our wildlife and natural resources by creating connections across the landscape. Read more at k2wglideways.org.au

      About the Great Eastern Ranges - The Great Eastern Ranges (GER) brings people together to protect, connect and restore healthy landscapes across 3,600km of eastern Australia. Since 2007, we have been working with our partners to stem the loss of native wildlife and their habitats, provide integrated natural solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis, protect precious resources, and ensure thriving, resilient landscapes and ecosystems for nature and people. By working together and supporting efforts in the highest priority places, we are achieving something far greater than the sum of our parts – securing the future of one of the world’s great landscapes and the wildlife and communities that live within. Learn more at www.ger.org.au

      About the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia – WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with more than 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Visit https://www.wwf.org.au/ for the latest news and media resources.


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