Monthly Archives: September 2019

Studying the Flatback Turtles of Bare Sand Island – 2019

Written by: C. McGregor (u6079560) In July of 2019 I had the privilege of spending a week on Bare Sand Island (BSI), volunteering with AusTurtle, observing the nesting female and hatching juvenile Flatback Turtles (Natator depressus).  Background BSI is a … Continue reading

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Hollow Hunting for a Superb Future

By u5825765 In recent years, Canberra’s rapid population growth has driven the development of new residential areas en masse. Burgeoning suburbs, such as Throsby, allegedly hold the key to accommodating such future growth. However, to the contrary of its boasted … Continue reading

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What environmental conditions do striped legless lizards prefer?

The striped legless lizard (Delma impar) is a vulnerable species in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. In the ACT, these lizards are usually found in the following areas: Gungahlin/Belconnen, Majura Valley, … Continue reading

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Finding Striped Legless Lizards in a Threatened Ecosystem

Since European settlement, over 99% of Natural Temperate Grassland in Australia has been destroyed or significantly altered, making it one of Australia’s most threatened ecosystems. Natural grasslands in the ACT provide essential habitat for a wide variety of invertebrates, reptiles, … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Offsets: Canberra’s Ecological Prisons

Jake Adlam – u6078885 Biodiversity offsets were introduced to the ACT in the Planning and Development Act 2007, as a way of meeting environmental requirements established by the 1999 Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC). They have been growing … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Invading Jerrabomberra Creek Territory

u7034198 by Christian Piton In September, I spent two weekends removing some of the invasive willow species found within the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve. The ParkCare ranger, who is a member of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, was unsure … Continue reading

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What’s Happening to the Trees?

Please follow the link to my blog “What is happening to the trees? Investigating snow gum dieback”. The link is here.

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