Back from the Brink – Action Hub is Now Live!
The conversation on conservation just got a ‘level-up’
Back from the Brink, Queensland’s first audiovisual series dedicated to showcasing the plight of our most threatened species has reached its fifth year of production! Here at Natura Pacific, we are celebrating this milestone with a fantastic ‘level up’ for education on biodiversity loss in Queensland.
“We’ve created your go-to resource for learning about Australian threatened species, what is happening to them and how you can ACT to help in their conservation and recovery.”
Natura Pacific’s brand new Action Hub is being launched formally at the City of Gold Coast’s annual Back from the Brink film-screening night at Robina Community Centre Auditorium this Saturday 4th March 2023. The Action Hub is the first of its kind in Queensland to provide a ‘go-to’ platform for the community, students, researchers and practitioners alike to do more for threatened species that matter to them.
Based on a four-tiered approach, the hub focuses on the first 20 species we have covered in the Back from the Brink series of films and podcasts since 2018 – with more to come!
For each species, an individual hub has been created where visitors can ‘Watch’, ‘Listen’, ‘Act’ and/or ‘Read’ to help support the threatened species of their choice. The ‘Watch’ tier allows people to view the high-definition, much-loved films on each species and enjoy experts in the field celebrating their beloved species, where they live, why they’re declining and how to help arrest that decline.
The ‘Listen’ tier allows people to listen to a more laid-back podcast about each species and hear a more candid, ‘storytime approach’ to the experts’ take on their conservation work.
The ‘Act’ tier is the newest component and provides, for the first time, a centralised repository of actions, behaviour changes, at-home tips, ideas, events, resources and more that help each of us take tangible actions to support threatened species. This tier uses an embedded Prezi presentation to outline in a user-friendly format, a series of ‘bubbles’ of information that visitors can virtually swipe through to understand more on what they can actually do to help. The exciting part about this is that over time, as more and more work takes place to support our threatened flora and fauna, we can add more actions to the ‘Act’ tier and build a really comprehensive catalogue of things each and every one of us can engage with.
Finally, the ‘Read’ tier provides a species-specific blog in each of the hubs, so that our interesting and engaging articles can easily be found and enjoyed.
We are hopeful that this format will allow a whole array of Queenslanders to feel more compelled, and more equipped, to do something to prevent biodiversity loss in our beautiful State.
We all so desperately need to work together, as it is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity in the 21st century.
Australia is an extinction hotspot, and the way we treat our native flora and fauna needs to improve, not only for their benefit but for our own human health, food, welfare, culture, faith and more.
We will be monitoring to see how the Action Hub performs to determine how people engage with it, what they view and if people take actions to support threatened species. We aim to include a ‘Pledge’ tier in the hub to allow people to make a record that they will take action for their favourite plants and animals.
All-in-all, the Back from the Brink Action Hub aspires to make it easy for us all to learn in a format that suits us, join the conversation and conservation, and even better, do something tangible for our biodiversity!
Let’s get started!
If you’d like to find out more about the Action Hub, visit it here: www.natura-pacific.com/actionhub, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your thoughts, ideas for improvement and/or inspirations for new topics and actions.
Let’s all do that little bit more for our natural world this year; now there’s no excuse not to!