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About Biodiversity Conservation Blog

I am an Associate Professor at The Australian National University and convene a (very awesome) course called Biodiversity Conservation. Myself and students in the course contribute to this blog.

Restoring remnant vegetation and reducing Biodiversity loss in farmland: The Agricultural Matrix in the Far South Coast of NSW

The Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of NSW is one of the most picturesque coastal regions in Australia, with far reaching coastlines mixed with rich and diverse National Parks, such as Biamanga, Ben Boyd and Bournda. The area … Continue reading

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Biodiversity monitoring with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

This year I completed two days of work experience for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). This experience taught me a lot about the broad responsibilities OEH has and the kinds of work OEH does in NSW. OEH … Continue reading

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Conservation Management in the ACT – ParkCare and Nature Reserves

  During countless hours spent studying at the university library, I’d wondered what it would be like to work outdoors again, as I stare out at the sunny early-October day.  I remembered an old Banjo Patterson poem – Clancy of … Continue reading

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The Superb Parrot and its future in an urban Canberra

The Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) is a beautiful inland parrot that is considered to be vulnerable to extinction in the wild by both state and federal governments. It is found in two states (New South Wales and Victoria) and the … Continue reading

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Monitoring Tree Growth in the Scottsdale Reserve – A potential African Love Grass management program.

Monitoring Tree Growth in the Scottsdale Reserve – A potential African Lovegrass management program.   Scottsdale Reserve is located 4km North of Bredbo in NSW and is a 1328 Ha Nature Reserve owned in partnership by Greening Australia and Bush … Continue reading

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Crossing the Fence: Turtle Patrol at Mulligans Flat

We swing through the first gate, and meander up through grassy woodland to the main fence, waving to the kangaroos as we pass. We enter the sanctuary through the sturdy metal door, making sure that it’s shut tightly behind us, … Continue reading

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The Empty Forest: When birds are illegally traded in the market

Figure 1 An Oriental Bay Owl (Phodius badilus) for sale at Malang Bird Market (Photo credit:TRAFFIC) Have you ever been to Indonesia? Please zoom in to Java Island. Keep zooming into the eastern part of Java, and you will find … Continue reading

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