Tag - biodiversity

7
Aug

Connecting people to nature – A challenge of the modern world

Humans have co-existed with other beings in the natural world for ages, but how would you define your connection with nature? Humans are born as a part of nature, and it explains why many of us tend to both crave and seek out ways of connecting with it. However, chances are for most of us, …

24
Feb

VIDEO: You can introduce this threatened species to your garden with GroNATIVE!

Growing native plants in your garden has the potential to not only create a beautiful environment but can also have so many benefits for your local biodiversity. In fact some of our beautiful native plants could use your help as some of them are not doing so well out there in the wild due to …

21
Feb

GroNATIVE app launched TODAY!

Today saw the launch of the brand new GroNATIVE app designed for South East Queenslanders by Natura Pacific, Griffith University and the Queensland Government. The event was a great success with the Minister for Innovation the Honourable Ms Leeanne Enoch formally releasing the app to the public at Griffith University’s Red Zone at Southport. Natura …

7
Dec

Extinction is forever – and it is happening all around us

Is there anything scarier than the thought of being the last of your species? Many movies have been made about it; lone survivors in a wasteland, struggling to survive. Well, as fantastical as that sounds, it may not be such a farfetched notion as we would like to think. And of course there is the …

28
Oct

VIDEO: Our beautiful water birds – take a closer look

The Gold Coast is blessed with a huge network of of waterways and lake systems of both fresh and salt water, and even better, many are teeming with wildlife. In this video Rochelle shares an up close and personal glimpse of a few of our native water birds that are living in the freshwater lake …

21
Oct

VIDEO: Native beauty for your garden – GroNATIVE

The native beauty that Australia’s own plant life can offer often doesn’t receive the accolades it deserves! This is particularly the case when we look at what so many of us choose to plant in our gardens – because if we choose natives, we are are choosing to protect our precious biodiversity too! But very …

14
Oct

VIDEO: Natura Pacific helping to inspire innovation and build partnerships

Natura Pacific are proud to be partnering with Griffith University in a project rich in innovation which will see technology playing a role to support improving the biodiversity of south east Queensland. This project received a valuable contribution of funding through the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnerships program. This video, produced by the Queensland …

30
Sep

GroNATIVE – A new app to improve Queensland’s biodiversity

Beginning in 2016, Natura Pacific, partnering with Griffith University, was successfully awarded a grant to create a brand new app for south-east Queensland. As part of the Labor Government’s ‘Advance Queensland’ initiative, this project seeks to provide innovative and exciting new technology for people in south-east Queensland to bring back native vegetation. From private urban gardens …

30
Sep

The Melaleuca irbyana Project – South East QLD

During 2016 Natura Pacific has worked alongside Lendlease, Logan City Council, Department of Defence, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to harvest the seed of Melaleuca irbyana in south-east Queensland. This species is listed as ‘Endangered’ under the Queensland State Government’s Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006. It is also the keystone species in a …

13
Sep

GroNATIVE: Taking gardening with natives to the next level

Using Australian native plants for gardening is not a new concept. In fact we have been encouraged by many celebrity gardeners for some 25 years or more to give growing our Aussie natives a go. Indeed there are some distinct advantages in growing native plants with one of the biggest being their ability to meet …

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