Monthly Archives: October 2017

Work experience journal Frogwatch- Tadpole kits for schools’ program Procedures for the loan of a tadpole kit to schools through the Ginninderra Catchment group (GCG)

Qinyan Liu The purpose of the program: It is an education activity for young and old by caring for tadpoles and watching them turn into frogs. Furthermore, the program is also useful for scientific reasons, because there are much unknown … Continue reading

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Citizen science: an answer for bird conservation in urban China?

By Shiyao Zhong On 15-17 Jan 2016, an International Black-faced Spoonbill Census was conducted in various locations in East and Southeast Asia. I participated to one of the counting sessions in Shenzhen Bay (Southern China), which is one of the … Continue reading

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Early bird catches the worm

Introduction: On a chilly October morning, a group of students and I accompanied Dr. Phillip Gibbons on a bird watch that’s a part of an ongoing 6-year longitudinal study that examines the value of mature trees for wildlife. Canberra was … Continue reading

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This is How We Roll! Feat. Pink-tailed Worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella)

Introduction It is crucial to have appropriate conservation practices in place to minimise biodiversity loss and ensure that species are protected for generations to come.  Ecological restoration is one of the ways to achieve this. In the ACT region, efforts … Continue reading

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Helping the Australian Bush survive invasive honeysuckle

u5564582 An Environmental science degree is different at every university. Studying at the ANU I am very lucky to be exposed to all different kinds of teaching, from classroom theory to working in the field and everything in between. In … Continue reading

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Tidbinbilla Wildlife TEam

Ex-Situ conservation Tidbinbilla Depite its proximity, transport constraints meant that I had not visited Tidbinbilla since I began studying at ANU, however the prospect of work experience and exposure to the incredible native diversity so close to home was too … Continue reading

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Experiencing Sustainability in the ACT

In order to not only educate myself on actions to protect biodiversity, I also used this opportunity to gain work experience to immerse myself in the sustainable community where I’m residing. In this past semester, I worked with the Bruce … Continue reading

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