Fenced reserves – how far can conservation go?
John Paul Memorial Lecture – innovation in land conservation 2021
Many of our native Australian species are threatened by cat and fox predation, so a simple solution is to fence the predators out. Fenced reserves have protected some of our most threatened species, but they also present challenges. Can we create whole ecosystems inside fenced reserves? Can we create similar without the fences? Join us for a wonderful look into the world of fenced reserves.
Katherine Moseby is a desert ecologist, specialising in threatened species reintroductions. She has co-founded three fenced reserves including one of Australia’s first. She will discuss the pros and cons of fenced reserves and how we might be able to achieve similar results without fences.
Adrian Manning is an ecologist who helped to establish Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary. He will talk about the science behind our attempts to recreate ecosystems.
Annette Rypalski is an ecologist at Mt Rothwell, near Geelong, which is part of a larger conservation network managed by Odonata (CEO Sam Marwood). Annette and Sam will share their insights into conserving endangered species in Victoria.