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National Standards for Ecological Restoration

Thursday 10 June from 18:00 to 20:00


We continue our theme of protecting our urban bushland. Celebrate with us the world launch of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. So, come along and listen to Kingsley Dixon describe the  critically important national standards for ecological restoration.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.  There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now. Ecosystems support all life on Earth. Therefore, the healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. So the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. And it will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

Our speaker

Our next talk is by Professor Kingsley Dixon from Curtin University and previously at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. He is a passionate public speaker in biodiversity conservation and a keen gardener and bushland restorer.

His talk on 10 June will focus on the National Standards for Ecological Restoration.  This topic is very relevant to all conservation volunteers working in urban bushland. So please scroll to the bottom of the page to RSVP.

Kingsley was Foundation Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Garden for 32 years. During this time he established its research capacity in the conservation and restoration sciences by building a group of over 50 scientists and graduate students. His programs emphasise ‘science-into-practice’, and has been funded by 44 industry partners in the past decade. He has also established new science partnerships, won nationally competitive funding, created the International Network for Seed-based Restoration and was the foundation Chair of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia.

Furthermore, his research has resulted in WA being recognised as an international hub in mining environmental science. He is Director of the ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration. He also holds positions on a number of international and national boards and commissions. These include Chair of the International Network for Seed-based Restoration, Chair of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia and Board member of the international Society for Ecological Restoration.

In 2016 he published the first International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration. In the same year he published Australia’s first National Standards.

National Standards for Ecological Restoration

The practice of ecological restoration seeks to transform humanity’s role from one where we are the agents of degradation to one where we act as conservators and healers of indigenous ecosystems.

The National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia has been prepared by the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) in collaboration with its Partners; all dedicated to effective conservation management of Australia’s indigenous ecological communities. SERA and its Partners have produced these Standards for adoption by community, industry, regulators/government and land managers to raise the standard of restoration and rehabilitation practice across all sectors. The document provides a blueprint of principles and standards that will aid voluntary as well as regulatory organisations in their efforts to encourage, measure and audit ecologically appropriate environmental repair in all land and water ecosystems of Australia.

Join Us

Join us from 6 pm for refreshments; the talk will start at 6:30 pm.

Kingsley will be joining us via Zoom. If you can’t make it to West Perth and would also like to join us on Zoom, email UBC at ubc@bushlandperth.org.au so that we can send you the link.

Future events

Come along to our Walk in Alfred Cove on Saturday 19 June or to our workshop – Why Your patch Matters on Sunday 25 July. You might also like to go to the Wildflower Society’s Plant Identification Workshop on Saturday 10 July.


June 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Urban Bushland Council WA Inc
(08) 9420 7207 (please leave a message)
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City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi Street
West Perth, West Australia 6005 Australia
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(08) 9420 7207
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Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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