Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Moral Pitfalls of the Triage System

  Look at this photo of a baby koala. Sqqquueee!!! It’s so cute! Look at her fluffy ears! Look at her big nose and button eyes! We know that koalas are on the decline in all States and Territories except … Continue reading

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To Booderee, and Beyond! The Value of Applied Practice for Students of Biodiversity Conservation

Apprentice learning has been a key contributor to human cognitive evolution. We learn complex skills best by doing them, while observing expert practitioners and sharing knowledge with our peers. Field trips offer students studying the environment a rare opportunity to … Continue reading

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Getting real about the conservation of threatened species

We need to save threatened and endangered species from extinction – it’s a fundamental value that is instilled in children. If humans are causing animals or plants to become extinct then it is our moral duty to something about it. … Continue reading

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Enter the matrix: why and how policy makers need to start thinking about more than just nature reserves.

What if the ecological concept of “matrixes” was more than just a great opportunity for puns? What if Australia hits the IUCN target of 17% original vegetation only to create a costly, unrepresentative area of low quality national parks? What … Continue reading

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A Story of Change

Dear friends, I am writing this piece with an aim to share a different perspective of biodiversity conservation in Vietnam. Biodiversity conservation in Australia appears to me very advanced; and public awareness of conservation is extensive. Vietnam is a developing … Continue reading

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