Community concern regarding the impacts of broadscale prescribed burning on our South West Biodiversity Hotspot is high. Pervasive smoke pollution heightens concern about the frequency, scale and intensity of planned burns, risks to public health and safety, risks to biodiversity, and the escalating risks of climate change.
Following the outstanding success of the Fire & Biodiversity Forum, held in June 2021 in Margaret River, we take great pleasure in announcing the Fire & Air Forum, to be held in the attractively located University Club of WA. Expert speakers will expand the conversation on how best to protect our natural landscapes and our people for a sustainable and healthy future.
"With the trees, we find our ancestors. With the trees, we connect to the past, bring knowledge forward, and walk into the future" – Noel Nannup
Please join us for the launch of Forests Atlas edited by Daniel Jan Martin with Noel Nannup, Alice Ford, Nansen Robb, Clancy Martin and Mariela Espino Zuppa.
The Forests Atlas is a field guide to the forests of south west Australia. It blends maps with artworks, photography and story in celebration of the life and colour of these forests. From the waterways, to the ancient Jarrah, the Numbats, to the black cockatoos and towering Karri, the Forests Atlas paints a shimmering picture of the interconnectedness of trees.
Forests Atlas is available for pre-order or purchase on the night.
Tickets: Standard $25, concession $20
Canapes are included in the ticket price and drinks are available to purchase from the bar.
All three species of South West Black Cockatoos are at risk of extinction within our lifetimes. Stand with Save the Black Cockatoos to deliver thousands of postcards signed at screenings of Black Cockatoo Crisis and other messages of support to Environment Minister Reece Whitby and make your voice heard to save the Black Cockatoos. Please wear black.