November Meeting

Wed 08 November 2017 07:30pm

Peter Davidson - Conservation Challenges in Norfolk Island

Following the AGM there will be only a single presentation by Peter Davidson entitled “Cats, Cows, Cattle Egrets and Climate Change: Conservation Challenges in Norfolk Island”.

Environmental, economic and political challenges for biodiversity conservation and protected area management on Norfolk Island are not unique.  However, Norfolk Island’s isolation, high species endemism, cultural history and post-1979 governance provide unique perspectives on perennial conservation challenges: non-native predators, invasive pests and weeds; habitat destruction and land use competition; climate change.

Peter, a founding member of COG, lived on Norfolk Island from late 1991 until the end of 2015 when he moved to Yass.  While on Norfolk, Peter was involved in a wide range of environmental and biodiversity conservation consulting and research; infrastructure development and management; and managing the island’s public reserves and forests.

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