Monthly Archives: October 2018

ACT Frogwatch: pathway for community involvement in biodiversity conservation

For my work experience I participated in the ACT Frogwatch citizen science program, which monitors local amphibian population rates. Over the course of a week I conducted night surveys at various locations on ANU campus. The surveys recorded the water … Continue reading

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Study in Values of Mature Trees in Urban Area

By Jenny Leung (u6018651) For my volunteer work experience, I participated in a bird survey with Phil, studying the value of mature trees in urban environments. The study is a long-term research conducted around Canberra and investigated the purpose of … Continue reading

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Project Metamorph: The Frogwatch Tadpole Kits for Schools Program

The start of Term Four for schools in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) marks the start of over 1,500 tadpoles’ journeys, as they are handed out to teachers participating in the Frogwatch Tadpole Kits for Schools Program.  For the past … Continue reading

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MEANINGS OF CONSERVATION WHAT DOES CONSERVATION MEAN? In a space like Murrumbidgee River Corridor (MRC), which houses more than 600 species along the river, including several threatened ones, such as Mountain Cress (Alpine Drabastrum) and Anchor Plant (Discaria pubescens) [3, … Continue reading

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  Humpback Whale Conservation in the South Pacific During July 2018, I was a research assistant on the Great Barrier Reef Whale and Dolphin Research Program. This program was run in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia, by Blue Planet Marine, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Local Environmental Volunteering

The Impact of Local Environmental Volunteering By Jonah Morris (u6381040) For a total of 15 hours over 5 sessions from the 13th of September to the 6th of October on Thursday and Saturday mornings I volunteered at ‘The Pinnacle’ nature … Continue reading

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Not Single-handedly: How we can all conserve Australia’s Environment

What I did I carried out my work experience over three weeks at Greening Australia in Aranda alongside a fantastic bunch of volunteers led by Donna and Jenny. Greening Australia is a not-for-profit who primarily work to conserve and restore … Continue reading

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Seeding and Protection of Natural Plants

During my volunteering experience, I first worked with Greening Australia to help seed local plants, then joined Frends of Mount Majura’s effort to protect the plants from local pests. Seeding the young plant at Greening Australia was interesting yet alarming … Continue reading

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Meet and Reveg

On a fresh spring morning, I made the early drive out to Bombala in the Monaro region of NSW, 80km south of Cooma. Feeling more at home in my old Bravo Ute than I usually do in Canberra, I arrived … Continue reading

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Striped legless lizards monitoring experience

How is striped legless lizard current condition? Striped legless lizard (Delma impar) is recognised as a vulnerable species internationally  IUCN. Ongoing efforts are required to sustain its potential growth and evolutionary development in the wild (O’Shea, 2005). In term of … Continue reading

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