The Annual Dinner this year has morphed into a Luncheon! Saturday 4 May will see a gathering of 90 or so Friends in the beautifully situated Tarnuk Room, in the Australian Garden, so book early to make sure you get a seat!
Our guest speaker is Dr Graham Worboys (brother of Warren!) who will speak on ‘World Heritage Marvels’.
Graeme Worboys is a protected area management specialist, and is Vice Chair (Mountains & Connectivity Conservation) for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).
He has been invited by IUCN to lead evaluations of natural World Heritage nominations in South Africa, China, Italy and India; he has undertaken a UNESCO pre-World Heritage in danger assessment in South Africa and has provided advice to the Vietnamese Government on the management of the World Heritage Karst Property at Phong Kna-Ke Bang National Park.
Graeme's expertise for World Heritage assessments is based on 40 years of national park management experience at operational and policy levels, his international park management work as IUCN Vice Chair, and his PhD research in protected area management effectiveness evaluation. He is joint author/editor of the acclaimed 2006 Earthscan and IUCN compendium text, Managing Protected Areas: A Global Guide, and his newest IUCN book, Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide, was published by Earthscan
Each year, the silent auction raises funds to assist the work of the Friends, and the variety of items, donated by members and supporters, always creates great interest. Most popular have been the items in the $10–$100 range, although more expensive items have also attracted interest. If you would like to donate items (preferably related to botanical themes) for the auction, please contact Bev Roberts on 0408 378 615 or 9391 3393 or any of the committee members.
Saturday 4 May
Please contact Bev Roberts on 0408 378 615 or 9391 3393 with queries. Bookings open Monday 4 March.
Last updated 05 Feb 2013