PLAN YOUR VISIT — The Art Museum is currently closed for exhibition changeover. New exhibition Tales of Land & Sea opens Saturday 2 March.


Shoalhaven Threatened Species

Across three sessions a range of experts will foreground research and on-ground efforts to support threatened species across this dynamic landscape. 

The Shoalhaven region is widely recognised as a biodiversity hotspot. It represents the north/south transition from sub-tropical to temperate vegetation types. Large remnants of native vegetation on the highlands and coast provide valuable habitat for flora and fauna.   

Acknowledgements: Shoalhaven Landcare Association, Shoalhaven City Council, Symbio Zoo, Bundanon, Landcare Australia, South East Local Land Services & NSW Department of Planning and Environment.



Presentation Topics

A data pinata for Caladenia tessellata
Kylie Coutts McClelland (Senior Threatened Species Officer, South East, DPE)

Rainforest people: Rainforest stories
Beth Mott (Threatened Species Officer, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water)

Restoring Riverflat Eucalypt Forest: Biodiversity restoration cells
Michael Andrews (Natural Resources Manager, Bundanon)

Searching for the endangered Manning River turtle
Andrew Steed (Data Support Officer, Ecosystem and Threatened Species, Hunter Central Coast Branch, DPE)

Frogs that climb multi-tiered monoliths – genetic sampling of the southern heath frog Litoria watsoni
Rachel Melrose (Acting Senior Team Leader South-East Ecosystems and Threatened Species Team)

Impacts of the 2020 fires on endangered broad-headed snakes: insights from a long-term monitoring program in Morton National Park
Professor Jonathon Webb (School of Life Sciences, The University of Technology Sydney)

Rewilding the Shoalhaven, how we can bring back everything we’ve lost
Rob Brewster (Rewilding Program Manager, WWF-Australia)

Beneath the surface – a shallow dive into aquatic threatened species conservation and three tales of the Shoalhaven
Erin Lake (Fisheries Manager, Executive Officer Fisheries Scientific Committee, Habitat and Threatened Species Unit Department of Regional NSW)

Nest boxes as a supplementary habitat for Greater Gliders
Tyler Brown (Masters of Philosophy Candidate, University of Wollongong)

Grey-headed Flying-foxes: how we worked with local residents impacted by a camp
Kylie Coutts McClelland (Senior Threatened Species Officer, South East, DPE)



Tales of Land and Sea

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for current exhibition Tales of Land and Sea.

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, each project highlights age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging.

Discover more about the exhibition and upcoming events.

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General Admission: $50
Volunteer Landcare/Bushcare/Coastcare Members: $25

Tickets includes morning tea and a light lunch


Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

Dates & Times
21/03/2024 - 21/03/2024 Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon
NSW Department of Planning and EnvironmentSymbio Zoo

Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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