Important changes to Qld vegetation mapping – Koala amendments

In 2015 a review of the status of the Koala in coastal South East Queensland was undertaken. This review found that, despite protections, Koala populations had declined by 50 to 80% in the 20 years leading up to the review (Rhodes et al 2015). These findings led to the development of a Koala expert panel …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – 3-minute Film (2019 Wrap Up Special!)

Since 2017 Natura Pacific has produced the ‘Back from the Brink’ series… This is the first venture of its kind to showcase a series of short films about South East Queensland’s most threatened plants and animals, what is happening to them, and how we can help save them from extinction. From giant orchids to hammerhead …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Richmond Birdwing

With a wing-span of up to 16cm, the Richmond Birdwing is South East Queensland’s largest butterfly! In this Christmas special episode of Back from the Brink, we delve into the life-cycle and conservation challenges facing this remarkable insect and look at how we can work together as a community to help save it from extinction. …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Cascade Tree-frog

For the Gold Coast hinterland, one species needing our help in mapping and understanding where it’s last populations hang on, is the Cascade Tree-frog (Litoria pearsoniana). So what is a bioblitz? Well, it is a 24 hour rapid survey of a natural area to determine the tapestry of living things that occupy that space. Take …

Bat Education for the Australian Curriculum

Educating communities about the importance of our bat populations is becoming more important as the threats they are facing increase. Because of their importance as a keystone species in Australia’s ecosystems, and general misunderstandings within the populous, it is imperative that people are informed and well educated around Flying Foxes and Microbats so they can …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Stingless Bee

Did you know that there was such a thing as a Stingless Bee? Meet Tetragonula carbonaria, an incredible and unique Australian… In this latest episode of Back from the Brink, we look at how important Australian native bees are to our environment and our own existence. Stingless bees are small, shiny and black, and are found across …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Grey-headed Flying Fox

This World Environment Day we examine one of the most talked-about Australian animals – the Grey-headed Flying fox The spectacle of hundreds of flying foxes gliding in to roost across our cities and towns is fast disappearing. The species is now protected by law but its population is still declining. In this episode of ‘Back …

Plastic in everyday life – Let’s reduce the use!

So Much Plastic! We see it on our beaches, in our street gutters and storm drains, wedged in trees, behind bushes and even in the stomachs of dead animals, yet for some reason we still use massive amounts of single use plastic on a daily basis. Humanity has created over 8.3 billion tons of plastic …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Plunkett Mallee

Back from the Brink is bringing you a brand new season of discovery! In this new episode of Back from the Brink, the first of Season 2, we discover the secret life of the Plunkett Mallee tree (Eucalyptus curtisii). This is a story of how an army of volunteers, ecologists, developers, prisoners, teachers and students …

VIDEO: What about a vertical garden in your home?

Bringing a beautiful big garden to a small space The Natura Pacific team were recently offered the very rewarding job of creating a beautiful vertical garden at the home of Lorraine and Patrick on the Gold Coast. After moving into a smaller home they found they missed their garden so much that they went searching …

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