Category Archives: biodiversity conservation

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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Surveys – Frog calls

Why do we monitor frogs? Since 1970, freshwater species show a decline of 76% and frogs and other batrachians are among the most threatened ones. Frogs are important bio-indicators and are even considered a “bellwether species”. It means that they … Continue reading

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Operation Hollow Guardian

Operation Hollow Guardian Mission summary In the early hours of 06 and 18 September 2018, we embarked on a reconnaissance mission led by Dr. Phillip Gibbons. Armed with enthusiasm and a watchful eye, we infiltrated the urban suburbs of Canberra … Continue reading

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How Can We Save the Regent Honeyeater?

By Jack Stodart The regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) is a critically endangered bird endemic to eastern Australia. Over the last few decades, there has been a dramatic decline in the populations of the regent honeyeater. Two of the most significant … Continue reading

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Agriculture or Biodiversity Conservation: Do We Need To Choose?

As the world’s human population reaches 7.6 billion people[i], it is striking to consider the sheer magnitude of the agricultural practices that are required to keep up with feeding this expanding population. Increased land clearing to accommodate large-scale, commercial agriculture … Continue reading

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By u6057614 Many locals and tourists make the one-hour drive from Canberra to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve on a regular basis to enjoy the extensive range of educational and fun natural experiences offered within the park including wildlife viewing, bushwalking, bike … Continue reading

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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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