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Glossy Black-cockatoo
A bird beloved – the story of the Glossy Black Cockatoo There’s a bird out there that has brought people together for years. It’s called the Glossy Black-cockatoo and it’s the feature of a brand new episode in the Back from the Brink docu-series being run this year by Natura Pacific and the Glossy Black
About Dr Alan Horsup Dr Alan Horsup has worked in the Threatened Species Operations Unit of the Queensland Department of Environment and Science for 30 years. His main focus has been the recovery of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. During his time working on this project, wombat numbers have increased five-fold and there are now two
Burrowing from the Brink – the story of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Fifty-years ago this year, a conservation miracle was coming to life deep in the heart of the Isaac Region of Central Queensland. Here, in an unassuming isolated patch of remnant sclerophyll woodland on an ancient river plain, a small band of people decided
Australian Lungfish ‘Neoceratodus forsteri’ Did you know that there is a remarkable fish that is still found in a small number of Queensland’s southern rivers, and it has recently been the centre of much attention… River fish have always been, and still are, an important food source for Australians. From tens of thousands of years
Waterways
Well, the waterways that carry our freshwater through the landscape…    Queensland’s waterways are incredibly precious! Our huge state has always been a dry place, but with future predicted climate scenarios, water may become even more scarce than before. Waterways throughout Queensland come in an array of sizes and forms: from small ephemeral wetlands, overland
Corronia Vine
There is a plant out there hidden amongst South East Queensland’s 4,000 plus species of native flora that you may not have heard of. It’s called Carronia (not Carona!) multisepalea, or the Carronia Vine. This unusual plant is a rainforest specialist growing in primary rainforest and sometimes on disturbed rainforest edges. While it’s indistinct little
threatened species - grasslands
Biodiversity Preservation Takes a Step in the Right Direction with the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy   Australia is home to a mega diversity of flora and fauna! Unfortunately, these same native species face one of the highest extinction rates in the whole world, and the horrifying Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020 have exacerbated the
  Introducing Phyllodes imperialis subsp. smithersi the Southern Pink Underwing This moth grows up to 16cm across from wing-tip to wing-tip and has striking colouring. The front-wings are broad and deep brown with incredible markings and venation that make the wings appear like a dead leaf. It even has a small white ‘leaf miner’ marking

Melaleuca Irbyana Tree Planting Day

On the 14th of September 2020, Natura Pacific facilitated a tree planting day in the Logan Council Area, to aid in the recovery of one of the most threatened plant species in Logan, Melaleuca irbyana or the Weeping Paperbark. The current distribution of this species is limited to only around 1,000 hectares in the Logan
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