The latest issue of the Victorian Landcare & Catchment Management Magazine is a feature on International Landcare, to view the stories click here
5TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL LANDCARE CONFERENCE 01 – 04 OCTOBER 2012, MAFIKENG, NORTH WEST - INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE EXHIBITIONS
The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson,
In partnership with the
MEC for Agriculture Conservation Environment and Rural Development
Ms Desbo Mohono
cordially invite you to theDate : 01–04 October 2012
On behalf of the Landcare community the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is calling for abstracts for the National Landcare Conference 2012, themed ‘Landcare- the future in our hands’.
The conference, held from 3 to 5 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition will bring together people that are interested in creating sustainable landscapes for the 21st century. This includes Landcare and community groups, land managers and farmers, industry, regional bodies and government representatives from across Australia.
The program will explore the current issues facing grasslands around the world and share the latest industry developments and solutions.
The proposed Congress program will be delivered in three main streams:
Sustainable Land Management Officer position advertised through the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) programme in Australia to work on Landcare in East Africa.
Applications open to Australian's aged 18 -30 years old and close 24th February 2012
An East African Landcare Master Class is being planned for March 2012. The class will involve key people from existing Landcare activities in East Africa as well as engage new partners who could assist in building sustainable country Landcare programmes in the region. The Crawford Fund has agreed to support a number of skilled Landcare trainers to travel from Australia to teach part of the class and prepare training materials that can be used for future African Landcare Master Class’s.in building sustainable country Landcare programmesrd in the region.
The Thiess International and Australian Riverprizes are awarded for excellence in river management, and are the world’s most prestigious environmental prizes. Since 1999, RiverFoundation has awarded over AU$2.75 million in Riverprize awards with funds being invested in reviving the world's rivers.
The latest issue of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine features a variety of stories about sustainability and Landcare, including a story on how Virginia's (USA) two Landcare groups are at the forefront of efforts to promote sustainable practices among their communities. Issue 52 of this magazine is now available, along with past issues, click here.
LI is proud to announce that it will co-sponsor a Landcare side event at the upcoming United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties 10 (COP 10). The COP is in the Republic of Korea in October this year.
NZ Landcare Trust will host a 2-day conference starting 29th February 2012 at the Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato Campus, Hamilton, New Zealand. The event will celebrate the work of numerous Landcare Groups from all around New Zealand and provide an opportunity to explore the role that communities play in sustainable land and water management. The conference will include keynote and workshop sessions, Landcare Group presentations, a celebration meal, and optional field trips.