FNCV Biodiversity Symposium
In Australia, September is designated as Biodiversity Month by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Each year since 2002, the FNCV marks the month with a symposium held to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity. Each Symposium focuses on a specific theme, the subject of which has been drawn from a variety of local and international events and movements. In some cases the theme has been aligned with the UN International Year calendar; in others, activities and issues of significance to local biodiversity have formed the subject of discussion.
Many of the symposia are two-day events, with the first day devoted to presentations by invited speakers, and the second to a fieldtrip to relevant local sites. In most cases the papers presented at the symposium have been subsequently collected and published as a special issue of the FNCV journal The Victorian Naturalist. In the following list of Biodiversity Symposia themes, those that have been published are marked with an asterisk (*).
|2013||Water and biodiversity|
|2012||Working together for ecological outcomes*|
|2010||Melbourne's biodiversity - past and present*|
|2008||Birds and the environment*|
|2007||The work of FNCV Special Interest Groups|
|2005||Joint meeting with Royal Society of Victoria:
lecture by Dr Peter Harris (Geosciences Aust)
|2004||Digging deeper in the bay|
|2003||Burning Issues: fire in south-east Australia*|
|2002||Review of Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988*|