The Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment is holding a Public Forum to examine the pressing matter of the Hunter region's biodiversity and its impact on our future.
The Forum is a chance for community members, government, business and industry leaders to hear from national and regional experts and gain a better understanding of our local biodiversity.
The Public Forum will cover policy and planning contexts, land management strategies and practical experience in improving and maintaining biodiversity, focused on the Hunter region.
David Farrier, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Natural Resources Law and Policy at the University of Wollongong
Jeff Palmer, Program Manager of the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Dr John Drinan a researcher, educator, administrator, consultant and farmer
The expert speakers will critique not only the new biobanking initiative but also other diverse existing schemes, such as property covenants, catchment management plans and small grants.
Venue: The Conservatorium, cnr Laman St and Auckland St, Newcastle
Date: Friday 25 July 2008
Register at www.newcastle.edu.au/tfi
University of Newcastle students are invited to attend the forum free of charge.