Monthly Archives: May 2014

Conservation without borders

During the first two days of April this year, I was involved in a volunteer work at Scottsdale Reserve, at 75km south of Canberra. Historically, the area suffered a lot with invasive species, over-grazing and altered fire regimes. One might … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Conservation & Co-management in Sanjiangyuan, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

    Why is Sanjiangyuan region so important?   The Sanjiangyuan (literally three rivers’ headwaters) region is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. As the name itself suggests, it is where the three headwaters of Mekong, Yangtze and Yellow Rivers emerge. … Continue reading

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Let the Corals Bloom

Palm trees, blue lagoons, the sunset, a gentle breeze with a sense of ocean and girls in bikini… There are countless elements about the attraction of tropical islands we can talk about, but the most beautiful feature I encountered in … Continue reading

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The Art of Farming Ecologically – Maddara

  Liam Bergin – u5177163 From Productivity to Sustainability The Green Revolution incorporated a wave of funding to increase the use of technology available to stimulate productivity. Productivity became the central focus due to a high demand for produce – … Continue reading

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The extinction under my shoes

As a student of the Biodiversity Conservation course, I have realised about the large number of animals and plants that are, unfortunately, endangered in Australia. In many of the classes I have noticed that these species are near from cities … Continue reading

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Habitat Planting in Victoria

It is widely accepted that farm forestry can have a range of benefits to biodiversity. The manager of “The Gums” property near Penshurst, Western Victoria, is acutely aware of the benefits that farm forestry can have for his property and … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law

In early March this year I helped Dr. Marta Yebra from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with her research project, remote sensing of fuel properties in the wildland urban interface, at Black Mountain and Mulligans Flats. The … Continue reading

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