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WA Branch: Loved to death: Australian sandalwood is facing extinction in the wild

31 March 2022 @ 6:45 pm AWST

Almost no new trees of sandalwood are growing in the wild. (Richard McLellan, Author provided)


AGHS WA Branch is pleased to present a talk on Australian sandalwood and why it is facing extinction in the wild.

Richard McLellan will present a talk on the perilous state of Australian sandalwood (Santum spicatum) which is facing extinction in the wild due to it still being harvested for the perfumery industry.

Richard McLellan is a research ecologist at the Institute for Land, Water & Society at Charles Sturt University. He is currently researching the ecological function of hemiparasitic plants under a changing climate, with a particular focus on Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum). A former director of the Global Forest & Trade Network, he is currently the chair of the global Forest Conservation Fund @FundForests.

Venue: The Grove Community Learning Centre and Library, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove.

Time: 6:45 pm for a 7 pm start

Cost: $10.00 (AGHS members)  $15.00 (non-members). 50 cent ticket fee applies to online bookings.

Ticket includes a light supper.

Bookings: through Trybooking.

Please note that we will be complying with WA Government COVID-19 public health and social measures. There will be a strict maximum of 24 attendees due to the capacity of the venue. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, check in and wear masks during the talk.

For any enquiries, assistance or apologies regarding this event please contact Lynette Petersen – / 0439 941 822.



31 March 2022
6:45 pm AWST
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