FloraCultures: Conserving Perth's botanical heritage through a digital repository

John C. Ryan

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FloraCultures is a 2013 pilot project in development with Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia, and funded by Edith Cowan University’s Early Career Researcher grant scheme. The project aims to develop a model for documenting the plant-based cultural heritage of 30–50 indigenous species occurring in the Kings Park bushland. The FloraCultures initiative integrates archival and digital design techniques, creating a unique web portal of potential interest to a range of users -- from first-time tourists and amateur naturalists to heritage consultants and evironmental conservationists . The initiative reflects the belief that research into environmental heritage (defined broadly to encompass natural and cultural heritage and tangible and intangible theory) is integral to the conservation of flora and fauna in their ecological habitats. The project stresses that the appreciation of biodiversity for its cultural significance helps to sustain broader conservation values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges
EditorsTerence Lee, Kathryn Trees
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association
ISBN (Print)1448-4331
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Global networks global divides - Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Australia
Duration: 3 May 20135 May 2013


Conference2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference
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