This year’s AGM of FLBP was held online by Zoom. Reports had been circulated in advance so the formal meeting was able to be completed efficiently. We were pleased to welcome Anne Cowden onto the committee for 2020 – 2021.
After the completion of the AGM, Arabella Eyre from Zoos Victoria gave a brief but fascinating update on current research and fieldwork, including the commencement of a project to establish a second colony of lowland Leadbeater’s possums in suitable protected habitat at Wallaby Creek, near Kinglake. This was followed by a presentation by Danya Jacobs of Environmental Justice Australia. Danya is the senior lawyer managing the Possums’ Case in the Federal Court and she gave an update on the case, the significance of our stunning victory and VicForests’ current appeal seeking to overturn the Court’s decision.
Date: Friday 23rd October
Venue: Online by Zoom
2021 – Rediscovery Picnic
This year’s picnic at Cambarville had to be cancelled because of Covid-19 but we hope to be able to hold the event as usual in 2021. This will be a special celebration marking the 60th Anniversary of Re-discovery and the 50th Anniversary of Proclamation as the Victorian Faunal Emblem.
Date: Sunday, 28th March 2021
Time: 11.00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: Cambarville Picnic Ground, Cambarville (Subject to any restrictions. Watch for further news!)