United Nations has designated 2010 as the Year of Biodiversity and Auckland Central City Library has organised a series of four free lectures to generate awareness of this diverse and interesting topic. The second is on Wednesday 25 August.
Our collective taonga: urban forest plan
Craig Bishop, Senior Ecologist at Auckland City Council, presents the 'urban forest plan', one of six action plans that will deliver 'Places for people, places for nature' and how it relates to vegetation on the Auckland isthmus. He will also discuss how the action plan for the Hauraki Gulf Islands addresses the range of open space issues in the islands and how it links with the urban forest plan.
Craig is an ecologist with 15 years experience in teaching ecology and protection, and managing of ecological sites in urban and rural settings. Currently Craig works in the Heritage Team at Auckland City Council and is responsible for administering natural heritage within the council boundaries. He is actively involved in protecting and managing significant ecological sites, providing input into restoration projects on council parkland, and the urban forest plan.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
12.00pm - 1.00pm, Central City Library, Whare Wānanga, level 2
Bookings essential, phone 377 0209 to reserve a place
Here’s some brief information about the next 2 lectures
- Wednesday 8 September. Grapes, Guava, Ngutu Kaka and Land Crabs. David Havell, Biodiversity Technical Support Officer with DOC will be talking about threatened species and ecosystems.
- Wednesday 22 September. Peter Fraser, Conservation Officer at Auckland Zoo will be talking about Te Wao Nui, the exciting new ecological areas to be developed at the Zoo.