Category Archives: Volunteer work

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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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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