Monthly Archives: May 2014

Towards a ‘win-win’ solution: Native Temperate Grasslands and wind farm developments in the Southern Tablelands

By Ishbel Cullen In April this year I joined staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage on a site visit to a wind farm biodiversity offset site for Native Temperate Grassland on the Monaro plains in the Southern … Continue reading

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Marking blogs is one of the great pleasures of being a lecturer in Biodiversity Conservation!

I’ve just read—and marked—every blog posted by the 2014 class studying Biodiversity Conservation at The Australian National University. Usually the prospect of marking 60+ papers has lecturers and tutors looking for an excuse to do something else, or at least … Continue reading

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Bent views of the Eastern-Bentwing Bat

Secretly terrified, thinking the likelihood of being eaten alive by a bunch of bats was definitely in the ball park of 11/10, I had arranged to go bat monitoring with Doug Mills at Bungonia National Park, NSW. Doug works for … Continue reading

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WORLD WAR M – The Invasion of the Indian Myna Bird

  ‘You can have native birds or Indian Mynas – but not both.’                                                                                                 – Ian Fraser   In early 2014 I had the pleasure of working with the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group (CIMAG) and its well … Continue reading

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Disappearing Ice Giants: Glaciers

Since my first exposure to ice landscapes, I have been completely captivated. Their sheer enormity seems to extend beyond horizons and through time itself. The source of this fascination eludes me and sometimes I wonder why I have come to … Continue reading

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Net Avoided Emission: An alternative mechanism to Biodiversity Conservation

The UN program Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation known as REDD and its complementary program REDD+. Aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by protecting forest. This is avoiding lost habitat, which is a direct effect on biodiversity … Continue reading

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stories of protecting Tibetan antelope

Hoh xil nature reserve is one of the original ecological environment preservations in the world, also is one of the last place of primitive states of nature. Human being can’t live for a long time here, but it is a … Continue reading

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