Category Archives: biodiversity conservation

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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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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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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Volunteering with Conservation Volunteers Australia in Molonglo Valley

The Molonglo Valley is located about 7.5-15km west of the Canberra Centre, and was originally identified for future urban development area to accommodate approximately 55,000 new residents over the next 30 years in 2004 Canberra Spatial Plan. However, Molonglo Valley … Continue reading

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