The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the more than 10,000 members world-wide.

In 2014 the SCB-UQ/Brisbane chapter revised its strategic plan to focus our efforts on imminent threats to Queensland’s biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as indirect threats to conservation efforts in the region.

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Restoration committee creating habitat for threatened and declining species at the University of Queensland

The Society for Conservation Biology UQ/Brisbane Chapter and University of Queensland Properties and Facilities-Sustainability have been jointly awarded a Queensland State Government “Everyone’s Environment” grant for restoring habitat for native plants, insects, and birds along a section of the St Lucia campus Brisbane River frontage. Together with the UQ community, SCB volunteers will plant 15,000 seedlings along the Brisbane River and in a corridor connecting the river to the UQ Lakes. SCB members have already commenced, and will continue, monitoring plants and birds to detect changes associated with the restoration work, will be creating educational signage about restoration for biodiversity, and will be assisting with restoration site on-going maintenance and upkeep.  The restoration work is being undertaken in the”Urban Wild Spaces Pilot Projects” funding stream, with the $58,600 grant being awarded for “Creating habitat for threatened and declining species at the University of Queensland, St Lucia.” Funding will go towards purchasing native seedlings, and site preparation, weed removal, maintenance, and watering support from UQ Properties and Facilities.  The grant commences in 2015 and has a duration of two years.

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