VIDEO: Organic recycling at home

Organic recycling at home can be so simple. This is a great eco-friendly way of disposing of your fruit and vegetable scraps while fertilising your garden at the same time. Watch as Senior Educator and waste expert Lucy Fouche shares some quick and easy tips to get you started.

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 …

VIDEO: The Catchment Journey – Series 1 What is a catchment?

So what is a catchment? Is it something important and does it affect you and me? Adam from Natura Education explains the vital importance of our local catchments and how e can all help to  keep them healthy into the future.

VIDEO: Amazing adaptations in Australian native plants

Take a moment to learn about some of the amazing adaptations that some of our Australian native plants have made in order to survive in their environment. In this video Kieran Richardt talks about the fascinating pitcher plant and how it has an amazing and engaging story to tell that can be one of many …

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 …

VIDEO: Aussie plants are coming out of the dark with a native plant app

What if we could make use of our amazing Australian native plants for all types of gardening and landscaping? What if up and coming app technology was able to help us plan our gardens in such a way that we were contributing to conservation at the same time? Dr Mark Runkowski introduces an exciting new …

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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