The Burke & Wills Memorial and the Melbourne Metro Rail Project

The Society’s governing Council has supported the Burke & Wills Historical Society’s bid to have the memorial moved into the Golden Mile, on our land at the corner of Exhibition and Victoria, opposite the Exhibition gardens, and we presented our position to the Future Melbourne Committee last night.

Conserving Eucalypts – the Why and the How

Our 2016 joint symposium with Eucalypt Australia addressed the evolution, diversity and conservation of eucalypt species and the future of Australian forests, woodlands and other eucalypt biota. Terrific video summaries of our 2016 symposium presentations are now available here for viewing.

Action Needed to Ensure the Recovery of the Leadbeater’s Possum

In light of the recent re-classification of the Leadbeater’s Possum as “critically endangered,” the Royal Society of Victoria wishes to make clear its position.

2015 Joint Symposium Outcomes: 10 Things We Can All Do to Help Nature Adapt to a New Climate

In October 2015, three science and conservation organisations hosted a 2-day symposium in Melbourne, titled Managing Victoria’s Biodiversity under Climate Change.