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Cooper Creek, Cape York.  Photograph by Jen. June 2012

Federal Court Rules Against Wild Rivers

Queensland’s Wild Rivers legislation was declared invalid in Cape York by an Australian Federal Court judge yesterday. The court decision focused on the previous Labor government’s declaration of the Archer, Lockhart and Stewart Rivers on April 3 2009 as an election promise to secure green preferences in inner city electorates. Two years earlier Neil Hewett […]

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cyclone ita

Cooper Creek Wilderness in Direct Path of Ita – UPDATED

SEVERE Tropical Cyclone Ita, Category 5, is expected to move in a general southwest direction towards the far north Queensland coast tonight and into Friday, while possibly intensifying further. That’s the advice at the Bureau of Meteorology website. Neil Hewett, who has contributed so many beautiful photographs to this website, and his beloved Cooper Creek […]

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Belly of the Beast

Best Book: Belly of the Beast

“AS a generalization, most hunters love animals, most foresters love trees, most fishermen love fish, most miners love rocks and most farmers love the soil. “Strong proponents of the intrinsic values of wildlife today tend to be intolerant of any uses of wildlife by people, particularly consumptive uses, because the uses clash with the moral […]

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What is Wilderness (Part 13)

What is wilderness? Dave W provides some insights… IT is a place that is not under human control: a place where people might pass through, but not stay: a land where the wild beasts rule. Before people existed, the world was one vast wilderness. Since we’ve been around, wild areas are less and less common. […]

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New Daintree Rainforest Website: Neil Hewett

HAVE  you had a chance to check out the spectacular new Daintree Rainforest website?  Magnificent beauty and extraordinary biodiversity presented through a gallery of images in full-screen format.   The complexities of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world continue to challenge humanity as it strives to comprehend the continuity of growth, the intricate relationships and […]

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Holiday Reading: Emma Marris

Hi Jennifer, Longtime reader etc etc and I must thankyou for your always interesting blog. I could find no mention of Emma Marris and her new book ‘The Rambunctious Garden’ on there so I wondered if you were aware of it. I thought it would generate some debate as it has with my group of […]

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Season’s Greetings

This brilliant red, waxy toadstool is the fruiting body of an inconspicuous fungus that thrives on leaf litter, rotting wood and soil in the rainforests of North Queensland when the weather starts to warm up…  which is usually towards Christmas time in Australia. The image was sent to me by Neil Hewett from Cooper Creek […]

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