Last August, a panel of scientists from the Australian Greenhouse Office and the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), called on the federal and state governments to expand the number of nature reserves in Australia in … [Read more...] about Climate Change Less Threatening to Declared Reserves?
Media reports yesterday** correctly drew attention to the fact that there are levy banks within the Macquarie Marshes and that they are depriving key wetland areas of water. But the stories went on to lump upstream legal and planned irrigation … [Read more...] about Beyond Media Headlines: The Key Issues for the Macquarie Marshes
Just over a year ago media reports indicated the Blue Gum Forest of the Grose Valley was “hanging in the balance” because of a wildfire made “more intense, unpredictable and extensive by massive backburning operations”. I trekked into the forest … [Read more...] about Blue Gums in Grose Valley Healthy After Back-Burning
Public submissions in response to the Draft Feral Horse Management Plan for Barmah Forest close today. The plan proposes the removal of horses from the Barmah Forest firstly by using lure and trap techniques over two years, which will commence … [Read more...] about Melbourne Benefits from Killing Barmah Brumbies
In the late 1990’s, a scientific ‘pig-exclosure’ project was established in the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree National Park. The project involved the construction of an 80 metre square fence, anchored aggressively to the ground with steel … [Read more...] about The Cumulative Impact of Rainforest Research
Last June the Victorian State Government banned cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park. A protest website emerged at about the same time. According to the most recent newsletter from this website: Several small mobs of cattle are continuing to … [Read more...] about Mountain Cattlemen Defy Government Ban