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Free Great Western Woodlands Talk

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by Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer with an interest in science communication. Always looking for new experiences and discoveries!
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Like nowhere else on Earth
Join The Wilderness Society to learn more about the amazing Great Western Woodlands. Stretching from the wheatbelt to the Nullarbor Plain, this is the largest intact temperate woodland left on earth. In fact, it is about the same size as England.

But it's not just size that makes it so special, it has incredible species richness. The GWW has around 3000 species of flowering plants, a fifth of all known flora in Australia. It also supports an array of mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds. Aboriginal occupation is currently dated back 22,000 years and it is also a place of cultural significance.

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Great Western Woodlands location Pic: TERN


At this free talk you'll hear from guest speakers such as Keren Raiter, a PhD candidate in the Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology group at UWA. As well learning about the Great Western Woodlands and why it is globally unique, you can also contribute to fostering a greater appreciation for this special place.

The Great Western Woodlands talk will be held on the 25th of May 2016, 6-7:30pm at Central Showcase Gallery. Please RSVP here for catering and organisation purposes. You can also find out more on their facebook event page.

Each month The Wilderness Society WA holds a Welcome Night to invite like minded people to learn more about their organisation, campaigns and their training program Movement For Life.
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Why? An amazing place in Western Australia
When: 6-7:30pm
Phone: 08 9420 7255
Where: Central Showcase Gallery, 12 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
Cost: Free
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