Category Archives: biodiversity conservation

Trees growing on ‘minefields’ – Andres Gordon

Trees growing on ‘minefields’ Throughout the last 800 years of human history, conflicts between different groups have opened paths for the use of imaginative and controversial tools to stop, injure and most of the times destroy one another (Truver, 2012). … Continue reading

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Bird Surveys in the ACT

Introduction: Audaciously early in the morning on the 4th and 5th of October, me and a team of students, joined Dr Phillip Gibbons to help out with the annual bird surveys. The bird survey’s, are part of an ongoing 6-year … Continue reading

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Scottsdale Reserve: An ambitious project

On Friday October 6, I ventured down to Scottsdale Reserve, Bredbo, with ANU senior lecturer Dr. David Freudenberger and some fellow classmates. Our goal was to assess tree health and growth of previous tree plantings by Greening Australia and previous … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT

Located just a 40-minute drive from Canberra’s city center, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (TNR) operates as an ecotourism facility striving for sustainable land management and environmental operations, focusing on conserving natural and cultural values. TNR operates through three primary divisions; … Continue reading

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Last ones in the wild: Regent honeyeaters.

              Introduction and issues:     Some organisms are so rare, and at such low a number, that in a day’s time, and within the radius of a few kilometres, one can find a … Continue reading

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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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