The final RINSE Best Practice Workshop has arrived!
So far RINSE has had huge success with this series of workshops with a combined attendance of over 270! To date the workshops have covered the following topics: management of invasive mammals & birds, management of invasive aquatic plants and volunteer & community engagement. The final workshop is titled: Catchment-Level Strategies for the management of Invasive Non-native Species. A description of this workshop and the agenda can be found below.
"Government agencies, wildlife conservation groups and also business and industry all need to respond to the challenge of invasive species, the cost of which, both economically and environmentally, has increased dramatically in recent years. There is already concerted action from many groups to manage invasive species in their area, but their removal is often costly and problematic. The management of invasive non-native species needs to be undertaken at a landscape scale, and for aquatic and riparian species the most appropriate level to work is that of the catchment. This Workshop gives managers and practitioners an opportunity to hear of different approaches to planning the management of invasive species at the catchment scale, which should help them in developing their own plans. The first day will be devoted to presentations of case studies on successful strategies and on-going control and eradication of invasive species. On the second day, we will visit a swamp invaded by Heracleum mantegazzianum with explanation of management and involvement in the work."