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Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association

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    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 6:50 PM - 8:15 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
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    About the talk

    The southern Australian marine environment is unique. Close to 90% of its marine flora and fauna are found nowhere else in the world. This uniqueness is reflected in Victoria's diverse marine ecosystems, making them special places to protect. This journey through Victoria's marine world will highlight key marine habitats, touch on some of our endemic species and why southern Australia is unique. Putting the lens on Victoria we'll explore how the marine world changes within Victoria, the importance of the state's marine protected system, and how this extensive network is managed by Parks Victoria to ensure its future protection.

    About Jono

    Jonathon (Jono) Stevenson has had a long fascination with the ocean, starting with simple rockpool rambles and shell collecting as a child. Over time this fascination became a passion, along with birds and really anything to do with natural history. Jacques Cousteau was one of his early favourite underwater explorers and inspired him to get hold of a basic mask and snorkel and take the plunge into the sea. He obtained his SCUBA diving ticket while still in high school, which opened up new worlds to explore and at university it was a natural progression to focus on Marine Ecology, eventually completing a Masters degree in that field at Adelaide University. In 1996, Jono joined Parks Victoria as a ranger and in 2002 landed a Marine Ranger role. He was now at the forefront of maine park management in Victoria, including research, education, community engagement and enforcement. For the past two years he has been Parks Victoria's Dive Officer, responsible for managing diving operations across Parks Victoria's marine parks, but has recently returned to his Marine Ranger position. Diving and learning about the marine world is both his job and hobby, and in 2019 he had the thrill of experiencing the Sardine Run in South Africa, diving with sharks, dolphins and whales as they followed the massive sardine schools up the African east coast. With a background in marine ecology and education he is well suited to his role and continues to enjoy sharing his knowledge and experiences with others and helping people connect to Victoria's splendid marine environment.


    About the webinar

    This talk will be delivered live online with time for questions and conversation at the end. Please register for the session and you will be emailed a link before the event.

    Agenda

    • 6.50pm livestream starts - allowing for the resolution of technical issues
    • 7.00pm Jono to speak
    • 7.40pm Jono to take questions
    • 19 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Cinema Nova - 380 Lygon Street Carlton
    • 69
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    About the event

    IFFA is excited to present a screening of WILD THINGS: A YEAR ON THE FRONTLINE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM. 


    Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

    Time: 6:30pm

    Location: Cinema Nova - 380 Lygon Street Carlton

    Tickets: Tickets are $21 (+$2 booking fee) and must be purchased through FanForce: https://fan-force.com/screenings/wild-things-cinema-nova-carlton/


    About the film: Wild Things

    Wild Things documentary follows a new generation of environmental activists that are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying: enough. Armed only with mobile phones, this growing army of eco warriors will do whatever it takes to save their futures from the ravages of climate change. From chaining themselves to coal trains, sitting high in the canopy of threatened rainforest or locking onto bulldozers, their non-violent tactics are designed to generate mass action with one finger tap. Against a backdrop of drought, fire and floods; we witness how today's environmentalists are making a difference and explore connections with the past through the untold stories of previous campaigns. Surprisingly the methods of old still have currency when a groundswell of school students inspired by the actions of Greta Thunberg say, 'change is coming' and call a national strike demanding action against climate change.

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