Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Real life experience from India: Walking behind the majestic tiger

Written by:Krithish Haldorai(U5914902) With around 3900 tigers (Panthera tigris) worldwide nearly 70% of the World’s tigers reside in India. The tiger population has increased by 30 % alone in the Indian Subcontinent. One of the most beautiful beasts in nature … Continue reading

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Volunteering for Frogwatch was an Unfrogettable Experience

Figure 1. A frog doing what it excels best in: Being cute Frogs are super cute and harmless to humans (Fig 1.), but globally, they are in serious decline due to threats like pollution, introduced fish species, loss of frog … Continue reading

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Things are heating up: invasive grassy weeds and climate change in Canberra

What is a weed? As described in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Weeds Strategy, a weed is ‘considered to be a terrestrial or aquatic species of non-native or native plant that is harmful to the natural environment (ecosystems/biodiversity), agriculture and … Continue reading

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A “zombie” relationship in tropical rainforest, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

A Story Some of the action horror films that used “zombie” theme had been recorded as “Box office” or popular categories. Maggie (2015), Shaun of the dead (2004), Dawn of the dead (2004), you listed. Do you think zombie really … Continue reading

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For country and conservation: Indigenous culture and biodiversity in jointly-managed National Parks

Recently I had the honour of accompanying Paul Brown, a Yuin man and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger, for two days in Gulaga and Biamanga National Parks on the south-east coast of NSW. During this time, Paul and … Continue reading

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Farming: biodiversity’s biggest enemy, and its greatest ally

  Global biodiversity is under siege faster today than at any time in Earth’s history. As we rush to expand our farms and feed 9 billion people by 2050, we’re pushing Earth’s planetary boundaries to dangerous levels well beyond their … Continue reading

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Welcome Back: the Bettongs of Mulligans Flat

If you venture towards the outskirts of north-eastern Canberra, near the suburb of Forde, you may come across a true hidden gem – Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve – and you may also catch a glimpse of one of its new … Continue reading

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