Category Archives: Volunteer work

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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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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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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Scottsdale Reserve: A world of pure conservation

75km south of Canberra off the Monaro Highway sits Scottsdale Reserve, a haven of biodiversity conservation and scientific experimentation. Scottsdale Reserve is home to a diverse range of species, with 142 animal species and 217 plant species present within two … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Conservation and Humanitarian Engineering: Closer Than You Think

U5012556 | Joel Davy Systems, systems, systems. This is what I’ve heard the entire time studying engineering/arts. After 3 years of laying the groundwork for understanding things from a “systems” perspective, earlier this year I was able to dig deep into … Continue reading

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Protecting birds in the Bush Capital: the role of community-based activities to improve biodiversity conservation

An overview of Canberra’s bird diversity The “Bush Capital” is surrounded by grasslands, woodlands and wetlands that provide breeding and foraging habitats for many animal species. (Environment and Planning Directorate, 2014). However, these landscapes are under threat. Population growth and … Continue reading

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