Tag - conservation


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 – 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 …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Powerful Owl

Here it is, our long-awaited Christmas Back from the Brink special! This episode focuses on the Powerful Owl, which is Australia’s largest owl and one of our most majestic birds of prey. We join Dr Rob Clemens from BirdLife Australia who tells the story of this remarkable bird and what we can do to help …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Swamp Orchid

This stunning native orchid was once found up and down Australia’s east coast. Today, as a result of poaching and habitat loss, it is extremely rare. Learn what is being done to help the ongoing survival of this unique and beautiful Australian plant. The ‘Back from the Brink’ series is the first of its kind …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Koala

The iconic and lovable koala is a species in trouble! In this latest episode of Back from the Brink we were privileged to speak with Dr Steve Phillips who has spent most of his career learning about these incredible creatures and what we can do to help protect them. The ‘Back from the Brink’ series …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

It is time for our next episode of Back from the Brink and this time around we were privileged to be invited out to the stunning marine environment of Moreton Bay to work with Johan Gustafson from Griffith University to learn about the plight of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark. Take a look… The ‘Back from …


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 …


Fly me to the moon! Migratory shorebirds are flying for their lives

Most people may have never heard of the Bar-tailed Godwit, yet it is a far superior flying machine than any man-made aircraft.  Holding the world record for the longest non-stop flight at 11 000 kilometres, this tiny brown bird during it’s lifetime will have flown the distance to the moon! Every year, around 5 million …

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