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What can we bring to birds while urban developing?

Introduction and Background written by Jiacheng Yong (u6248417) Due to various reasons, such as immigration, comfortable living environment, the population in Canberra has experienced a rapid increase. This trend drives local government to develop brand new residential areas vigorously to … Continue reading

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Volunteer tree planting in Googong

Planting trees with the local community In the first weekend of October, I was privileged to participate in a volunteering event organised by the Conservation Volunteers and Forestry Corporation in the newly developed suburb of Googong. The primary goal of … Continue reading

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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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