Natura-Pacific takes out UN Environment Award

Running since 2000, more than 40 schools, journalists, local councils, environmental organisations and individuals were finalists in the 2016 UN World Environment Day Awards. And last night, in a glittering ceremony in Melbourne, Natura-Pacific was announced winner of the Business Award category. Natura Pacific, which has a small team of just 15, provides environmental education …

We are 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards Finalists!

We are very excited to share that our recently released Waterways Field Guide has been nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards, in the category of Sustainable Education. These guides were developed as an initiative of Gold Coast Waterwatch, which was supported and undertaken by both the City of Gold Coast Catchment Management …

Waterways Field Guide – Series 2 to 4 are here!

In December last year, Natura Pacific and City of Gold Coast released the first in a series of field guides titled “Waterways Field Guide, Series 1: Water Bugs”. Take a look at our article on this here. Being an initiative of Gold Coast Waterwatch, the Water Bugs guide was quickly heralded to be a success by …

Gold Coast Wildlife: Blue Tongue Lizard

Have you ever wondered about what types of animals may be living around you, in your backyard, your local park or in that bushland down the road?  The Gold Coast wildlife is diverse and prolific, and this part of Australia plays host to some 600 species of animals, some of which are quite rare and …

Changes to Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act

Just last month on 17 March 2016, the Queensland government has put forward proposed changes to vegetation management laws in the sunshine state. The changes have been titled under the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, and propose to reinstate responsible vegetation management laws for Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines, …

Counting up the benefits of biodiversity in urban areas

Of all the ways that we humans have changed our landscape, urbanisation has probably resulted in the most evident changes to the natural environment. More than half of the world’s population now live in towns and cities, and with increasing rates of urbanisation right across the globe there are major concerns about the effect that …

Making Autumn awesome with kids in nature – Is there any such thing as quality time?

This article was put together by our Early Learning Coordinator Tracey Mayhew who is an experienced early childhood educator as well as a mum to a busy four year old son. We love Tracey’s refreshing perspectives on parenting, education in the early years and life as a whole. The first of March has arrived and …

Natura’s native plants app scores share of $1M funding

Most of the plants that end up as weeds in the Australian landscape start out as garden plants. But a Gold Coast social enterprise is about to make inroads in reduce the spread of weeds. Natura Pacific, based at Burleigh Heads is working in partnership with Griffith University to produce an app which will help …

Ecosystems: A game-changer for Queensland developments

As planners, engineers, developers and consultants we are all involved in the constant balancing act of supporting human progress and development whilst still sustaining a healthy natural environment. Add to this the challenges of regular political upheavals and policy changes and you find you have quite a task on your hands! From a legislative point …

Ghosts in the Sand

The following article was written for us by Ashwal M. Gowda who is a Masters student from Bond University on the Gold Coast. Ashwal has been working with the Natura Pacific team this year to gain work experience in the filed of environmental consulting. His article is a fascinating insight into the world of the …

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