State of the Environment: report shows Australia’s failure of environmental and conservation stewardship Authors note: My name is Cosmo Hutmacher, and I am studying to be an Environmental Scientist working for Natura Pacific. I work in the Environmental Management, Ecology and Conservation Management field and will investigate how we will free Australian ecosystems from ongoing
A Tree with No Name! The Remarkable Story of One of the Gold Coast’s More Mysterious Native Plants Natura Pacific’s latest episode in the Back from the Brink series, Season 4 Episode 4, tells the story of the Ormeau Bottle-tree (Brachychiton sp. Ormeau). This incredible tree is a cousin of the more familiar Queensland Bottle-tree
From Nest to Ocean – the Story of the Loggerhead Turtle Natura Pacific were lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science in late 2021 on a fabulous project called ‘Nest to Ocean’. This initiative, managed by Dr Manda Page and her team, is a multi-million
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 Conservancy.
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
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