Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lambs to the slaughter? Reintroducing Bettongs to the Lower Cotter Catchment

I recently discovered the Australian Government’s 2015-16 budget for the Environment portfolio is worth just 17 days of spending on Australia’s Defence portfolio. With such limited funds for research and management, both nationally and locally, and uncertainty around funding continuity; … Continue reading

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Our friend: The Mountain Pygmy Possum

Our friend: The Mountain Pygmy Possum This year, when I went to the snowy mountain, I saw this kind of cute animal. People call it Mountain Pygmy Possum. Mountain Pygmy Possum is a small-size rodent usually at the length of … Continue reading

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You “cannot” get married unless you plant trees here! Trees of Love: educating people, a way to combat Climate Change

A girl plants a teak seedling on a bare land. As one of the most diverse countries in the world, Indonesia has been struggling to reforest landscapes and save biodiversity. With the deforestation rate shown in the graphic below, Indonesia … Continue reading

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Webbed surprise from the Grassy Woodlands.

Our capital is surround by areas of beauty, from the very bottom of Namadgi National Park which covers almost 50% of the Australian Capital Territory to the very top of Mount Majura nature reserve. These are the areas that we … Continue reading

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Ethno-biodiversity. An opportunity for conserving biological diversity in the Pacific Islands.

U5678180 In the Pacific Island countries, conservation of biological diversity is incomplete without the engagement of the local indigenous communities. In most island states, customary land ownership accounts for 80-90% of the total land area which also extends to the … Continue reading

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Bringing Mount Majura Back to Life

For my work experience, I worked on restoring/rehabilitating/conserving Mount Majura’s endangered Yellow-box-Red gum grassy woodland with Friends of Mount Majura (FOMM).  It was previously destroyed by recreational/agricultural activities.  Most recently the foot of the mountain saw urban development, also threatening the … Continue reading

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Failure to Fund – The 2014-2015 Australian Budget’s Lack of Support for Biodiversity Conservation

Failure to Fund The 2014-2015 Australian Budget’s Lack of Support for Biodiversity Conservation                                                       … Continue reading

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