Queensland joins fight against plastic bags

Have you heard the news about plastic bags? The Queensland Government has not long ago implemented changes to the types of plastic shopping bags that are allowed to be given to customers by retailers. And one thing is for sure – these changes will more than likely affect most of us if we are not …

Native seeds creating community connection

The South East Queensland Native Seed Project How green can we make 2018? 2018 has seen the start of a really exciting native seed project taking place in South East Queensland. It will bring together different parts of our community to do something really special for nature. Some past victories for ‘greening’ South East Queensland …

Big changes to vegetation management in Queensland

Have you heard? The Queensland Government have been working to implement changes to how vegetation is being managed across the state. These changes may well affect you, your land or your business, either now or in the future. The Queensland Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 was introduced into parliament in March this …

Threatened plants are heading back into the wild

We are really excited this week at Natura as we move ahead to plant 225 young trees in the regenerating bushland at a new development in Upper Coomera! These little beauties are not just any old trees, but are 2 threatened tree species that are sadly now very rare in the wild – and there …

Exciting News – Natura Pacific on Gardening Australia

The team at Natura Pacific were very proud to see our Director Kieran Richardt appear on ABC’s Gardening Australia last week (Friday, March 23rd at 7.30pm), delivering what we saw as an Oscar-worthy performance. The ever-charming Jerry Coleby-Williams and his fabulous team spent the day filming at our Burleigh premises and we were thrilled to see the segment …

The rare and beautiful Coxen’s fig-parrot – How you can help!

Is this South East Queensland’s rarest bird? The Coxen’s fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diopthalma subsp. coxeni) is arguably South East Queensland’s rarest bird, with only a handful of sightings having been made (in secret) in the past decade to reporting authorities such as BirdLife and the Queensland Government. This species is apparently only just hanging on in …

Meditation and Mindfulness – Helping to deal with stress

Does life stress you out at times? Well you are certainly not alone! In fact nearly one in four Australians reported moderate to severe stress levels according to The Australian Psychological Society’s 2014 National Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey[1]. While we cannot eliminate every source of stress, thankfully we can increase our capacity to …

Our incredible habitats: Queensland’s perched lakes

Have you ever heard of a perched lake? Perhaps you have been lucky enough to visit one but didn’t realise just how special it really is? For me, a recent visit to one of these amazing lakes, Lake Poona near Rainbow Beach, has inspired me to want to learn more! Perched lakes are also known …

Planting a native tropical garden is easier than you think

The tropical or Balinese garden style is a very popular one in Australia. In fact many urban gardens lend themselves to this garden style with lots of shaded areas to be found close to buildings. And of course with many of us wanting to recreate our ideal holiday setting at home, it is no wonder …

Money grows on trees – Measuring the $$ value of vegetation

Okay, I know money doesn’t actually grow on trees. But it might as well. In fact, the dollar value of trees is scientifically measurable. Research actually shows that trees are providing genuine economic benefits to people that are truly worth protecting. Just one example is one that we tend to think of first: trees improve …

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