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WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration

WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. Facilitated by unprecedented public appeals and donations, the WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants will provide eligible local Landcare environment networks and community groups access to grant funding of up to $20,000 to maximise and coordinate restoration projects. For more information please click here.

Costa and Junior Landcare What’s in your backyard? Campaign

Junior Landcare ambassador Costa Georgiadis wants kids across Australia cooped up inside to grab a camera or you a mobile device to snap photos of what’s in their backyard and send it to Junior Landcare. Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get into their backyard, onto their balcony or even look outside their window to see the amazing flora and fauna right on their doorstep.

Kids submit photos to Junior Landcare and tell us why the photo is important to them to be in with a chance to win one of ten $250 cameras. When conditions allow, the major school prize will be a visit from Costa to check out the school’s environment projects. Photo competition entrants simply select one of the four categories in biodiversityfood production, indigenous perspectives and waste management. This is a great opportunity for the landcare community to get the children in their life involved in this Junior Landcare campaign. Closing date is May 1. Get involved here: juniorlandcare.org.au

Junior Landcare Learning Centre

The new Junior Landcare Learning Centre features 30-minute learning activities created by education professionals for teachers and educators, parents and carers, youth and landcare community groups. The Learning Centre activities align to the school curriculum and focus on the key areas of biodiversity, food production, indigenous perspectives and waste management. Next week Junior Landcare will launch new activities for kids at home with their parents called Just for Kids. Explore the Junior Landcare Learning Centre here

Do you have a Junior Landcare idea? We welcome ideas for the Learning Centre, campaigns and the new Just for Kids activities. Please contact us at digital@landcareaustralia.com.au

Landcare in Focus June 25

The next print edition of Landcare in Focus will be published on June 25. This magazine is circulated in the Australian Community Media rural and regional weekly newspapers. If you would like to submit content to this edition, please email us by May 1 at digital@landcareaustralia.com.au

How to take a video resource developed for Landcare and community

We have created a video on ‘how to take video’ that can be used for landcare groups so they can share their project on their social media and websites. If you are interested in using this resource, we can provide you with the video file for your website, social channel or newsletter.

2020 National Landcare Conference

At the moment, preparation is continuing for the 2020 National Landcare Conference planned for November. Landcare Australia is closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments, and we will make a decision regarding the scheduling of the Conference in May. Meanwhile, the 2020 National Landcare Conference Steering Committee are continuing work on this project.

There are four conference streams for 2020:

Sustainable Agriculture
Innovation and technology, soil health, adaptation to climate change, integrating productivity and conservation.

Environment & Climate Change
How to encourage individuals to take positive action to mitigate climate change with Landcare?

Community Partnerships in Action
Building community capacity and resilience, communication and storytelling, volunteering, partnerships, building and sharing knowledge.

Landcare Impact
Landscape, biodiversity, community resilience, mental and physical health of individuals, community wellbeing, agriculture productivity, economy.

For more information or to submit an abstract please visit the web page.

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