A National Malleefowl Forum is held every three years. It brings together a wide range of scientists and enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation of the Malleefowl. A National Malleefowl Conference was organised by the Malleefowl Working Group and held in Adelaide in 1989. The next national conference was held in Adelaide in 1995. The 2004 Forum was held in Mildura (Vic) and hosted by the VMRG. The 2007 Forum was held in Katanning (WA) and hosted by the Steering Committee on behalf of the National Malleefowl Recovery Team. The 2011 Forum was held in Renmark (SA) and hosted by the Forum Organising Committee on behalf of the National Malleefowl Recovery Team. The Proceedings of these Forums can be accessed by clicking on the links to the left. They can be accessed in their entirety or as separate articles.
National Malleefowl Forum, August 2011
The 4th National Malleefowl Forum was organised by Sharon Gillam and held in Renmark, SA from July 29 to August 1, 2011. Keynote presentations were provided by Dr Joe Benshemesh (National Database), Dr Blair Parsons & Dr Simon Watson (Fire), Taneal Cope (Malleefowl Genetics), and Dr Joe Benshemesh & Dr Michael Bode (Adaptive Management). The full titles of their addresses, and all the other oral and poster presentations, and the contents can be found below.
The proceedings are available as a complete document (198 pages) or in 36 separate documents.
National Malleefowl Forum, September 2007
The 2007 Forum was held in September at Katanning, Western Australia and hosted by the National Recovery Team. In addition to a range of presentations on the Malleefowl, three papers reviewed conservation issues in other species of megapode, from within Australia and in the adjoining Indo-Pacific region.
The proceedings are available as a complete document (176 pages) or in 25 separate documents.
National Malleefowl Forum, September 2004
The National Malleefowl Forum, hosted by the Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group, was held at the Grand Hotel in Mildura from Friday, February 6 to Monday, February 9, 2004. The 92 participants came from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and Victoria and included experts, field officers, volunteers and interested members of the public.
The Forum kicked off with Registration and 'Drinks and Nibbles' on the Friday evening, providing an excellent opportunity for pre-conference networking.
The main business of the Forum was conducted on the Saturday and Sunday. The participants were enthralled by a wide range of relevant topics, delivered by an excellent range of speakers. The participants listened to reports from each of the States, looked at the broader issue of biodiversity, revisited the National Malleefowl Recovery Plan, examined a broad range of issues impacting on the Malleefowl, studied existing monitoring proceedures, and made recommendations on a range of themes. Supporting the main focii of the Forum were a number of high quality poster presentations.
The optional Monday activities included a field visit to an active Malleefowl Mound and a more leisurely boat trip on the Murray for a bbq at a local winery, providing a great opportunity for more networking.
The proceedings are available as a complete document (186 pages) or in 24 separate documents.
National Malleefowl Forum, September 1995
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The proceedings are available as a complete document (58 pages) or in 14 separate documents.