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AIA VIC Division Lunch

Tue 06 Mar 2018 @11.30am to 1.30pm


Victoria Division Lunch Meeting Tuesday 6 March 2018


Annual Meeting     11.30 AM

The Annual Meeting of the Division will be held with the principle responsibility of electing the executive and committee members for the forthcoming year. A separate email has been forwarded to members. Please consider standing for election. 

Speaker & Lunch    12.00 PM till 1.30 PM

Biodiversity conservation and climate change in Australia

How will climate change affect the distribution and abundance of fauna and flora in Australia?  What are the medium and long-term implications for the conservation of Australia’s biodiversity?  A brief look at the problem through some case studies reveals some challenges and opportunities.

This month's presenter, Geoff Vincent, Dip. Agr. Sci. (Dookie 1970) will explore the topic.  Geoff’s 30-year career in park management began as a Ranger in Kuring-gai Chase National Park near Sydney in 1973.  Since then, he has performed various roles in both field and corporate management in park agencies in NSW, South Australia, Victoria and New Zealand, covering the entire spectrum from wilderness to urban park management.  As Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Parks Victoria from 1998 to 2007, Geoff was accountable for the policy, planning, establishment, research, conservation, tourism, recreation and asset management programs for Victoria’s parks system, spanning marine and terrestrial protected areas and intensively visited urban parks and waterways. He established his own environmental consulting firm in 2007, servicing clients in Australia and Asia, specialising in the evaluation of management effectiveness, ecological sustainability and the effects of climate change on biodiversity and protected area management.

Venue:  Elgin Inn Hotel, 75 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. 

Website:   Purchase your food and drink requirements downstairs then proceed upstairs. 

RSVP by Friday 2 March to Bill Lewis, M: 0417 146 800 or   


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