ABSTRACT Fire plays an important role in maintaining grassy forests, and reduced fire frequency has been linked to encroachment of woody plants into grassy forests and woodlands globally. In Australia a range of threatened animals, including the northern population of the endangered eastern bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus), are dependent on grassy forests. We examined this issue
Eastern Bristlebird – An epic recovery program across three states   Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) The Eastern Bristlebird, a cryptic ‘LBJ’ or ‘little brown job’ as its colloquially known in the birding world, is a nationally endangered species of passerine, or perching bird. This small, let’s-say cinnamon-coloured beauty, has had scientists, rangers, zoo-keepers and politicians
PREFACE This review of the loggerhead turtle provides the first comprehensive collation of biological data for the species. While peer-reviewed scientific publications are the most significant source of information for the species, there is a large body of additional information available from many other sources within Australia. In particular, I have drawn together data contained
We had a fun turnout at our artist competition launch day on 30th July at the Making Good Alliance (MGA) headquarters, Tamborine Mountain. This was our first of many collaborative events with MGA to educate and raise awareness of environmental issues and strategies to empower the community towards sustainable solutions for conservation. We officially launched our
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