Curlew Summits

Curlew Summit 2018

The final Curlew Summit hosted by NCWG was held in Albury and again funded by Murray Local Land Services.

As well as another program of speakers from around Australia talking about bush stone-curlew conservation the event featured the launch of the group's Bush stone-curlew education resource.

Members of the Nature Coinseragiton Working Group Nev & Jan Lubke reflected on 17 years of bush stone-curlew conservation, including captive breeding and Elisa Tack presented Chris Tzaros' work on monitoring released bush stone-curlews.

The Program and abstracts can be downloaded here: 2018 Curlew Summit Program.

Curlew Summit 2014

The 2014 Summit, was held in Albury and hosted by Nature Conservation Working Group, with funding from Murray Local Land Services. The Summit was attended by Landcare groups from NSW and Victoria, NGOs from Victoria, NSW and South Australia, government agency staff from three states, and staff from six captive breeding facilities, including Zoos Victoria.

NCWG supported speakers to attend from Perth Zoo, Griffith University in Qld and Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

The Program and abstracts can be downloaded here: 2014 Curlew Summit Program.

Curlew Summit 2006

The 2006 Curlew Summit was held at the Victorian Department of Primary Industries research station, Rutherglen and was hosted by the Charles Sturt University Institute for Land, Water and Society.

The program can be downloaded here: 2006 Curlew Summit program.

Curlew Summit 2004

The first Curlew Summit was held at Charles Sturt University in 2004 and brought together researchers, government agency staff and landholders to identify priorities for bush stone-cuirlew consdervation in southern NSW. This information supported the launch of two PhD projects on bush stone-curlew conservation at Charles Sturt University.

Speakers included:

  • Glen Johnson from Victorian Department of Sustainability & Environment

  • Chris Davey, CSIRO

  • Catherine Price, NSW Department of Environment & C onservation

  • Leanne Wheaton, Nature Conservation Working Group

  • Nev & Jan Lubke, Nature Conservation Working Group

  • Peter Redfearn, Landholder

  • Dan Harley, Department of Environment & Heritage, South Australia.

A field trip to the Lubke's bush stone-curlew captive breeding facility was held on the second day.