Without Elephants What Kind of World Would This Be?

As a young sensitive child, when the circus came to town I would always cry and question why elephants were asked to perform or give rides. They always looked so sad with their majestic presence and intelligence dumbed down and sold out for the unnatural circus experience. I also felt for those elephants restricted to…

Forty-Spotted Pardalotes – Modern Day ‘Canaries in a Manna Mine’

Pardalotus quadragintus, more commonly known as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, is one of Australia’s endangered songbirds found mainly in the forests of Tasmania, notably on both Maria and Bruny Islands. These cute little birds measuring 9-10cm with olive green, grey and yellow variegated plumage, identifiable by some 40 plus tiny white dots on their wings, forage…

Spare a Thought for Orang-utan Mothers this Mother’s Day

The world is nothing without its mothers. They are the nurturers of the world’s inhabitants, who love unconditionally, and often put themselves second to the needs of their offspring. When we read in the news of children who lose their mothers due to ill health, accident, wars, abuse, family breakdown and a host of other…

Let’s Support Our Wetlands – For Disaster Risk Reduction

There is something very calming about being near water. Whether it be walking beside a creek with the dog, spending time camping or having a picnic near one of our rivers or damns, immersing ourselves in a fresh waterhole or the salt of the sea, or fishing from a stream. The recreational rewards of being…

Biodiversity Themes

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Greening Our Schools as Part of National Tree Day – July 29th

All around Australia on Friday July 29th, children in kindies, pre-schools, primary and high schools will again be getting their hands dirty and discovering their green thumbs for . . . National Schools Tree Day! This is a fun and literally hands-on experience to help establish a long-term environmental program which not only further develops…

Australian Snow Gums (Eucalyptus Pauciflora)

To help acknowledge National Tree Day on July 31st, who can resist highlighting our Australian native Snow Gums this winter? Also known as ‘White Sally’ from the ‘Myrtaceae’ family. Widespread growth in grassy, woodland or tall shrub land in tablelands and mountainous areas. Found mainly along the highlands of NSW; VIC; TAS; south east of Stanthorpe in…

Save the trees!

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Helping the animals in crisis

As cyclone Yasi was about to hit Cairns, I received notification via a friend of a friend of a friend who had lost their dog in Cairns and was desperately trying to locate him before disaster struck. I did my part in forwarding on this message through my own circle of friends, and it wasn’t…