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20th Biennial Conference

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

Resilient future rangelands: integrating environment and livelihoods

2-5 September 2019 | Canberra

Established 42 years ago, the Australian Rangeland Society returns to Canberra for its 20th biennial conference in September 2019.

ARS is an independent and non-aligned association connecting people who care about improving sustainable management of natural resource, life and business in the rangelands.

Australia’s rangelands cover more than 70% of the country. More commonly known as the ‘outback’, rangelands are home to many of Australia’s Indigenous people. They are culturally important to all Australians and a key component of Australia’s identity.

The rangelands make a significant contribution to Australia’s economy. Annual gross revenue from mining is more than $50 billion, tourism is greater than $2 billion, and pastoralism and agriculture combined are worth $5 billion. There are limited national data for other products such as bush foods and rangeland timbers although the value of kangaroo production approaches $200 million.

For further information, see the conference website via this link.


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