Tag - environment

26
Apr

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 …

28
Apr

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 …

5
Oct

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 …

30
Aug

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 …

30
Jun

World Environment Day – What is it all about?

Just a week or two ago, we celebrated World Environment Day. Now, you’ve probably heard about “Earth Day”, but not as many of us have heard of “World Environment Day”. Why is that so? While both days have a similar objective, to help raise awareness for us all to help protect the environment, The are …

4
Nov

Natura Pacific features in ‘More Gold Coast’

The work of Natura Pacific appeared recently in a feature article published by ‘More Gold Coast’. This article was a wonderful reflection of the achievements and initiatives that our small Gold Coast business has accomplished over the last 10 years as a result of the passion and enthusiasm of our small but dedicated team. Click here …

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 …

30
Sep

Waterway Health Assessments of Sandy Creek, Loders Creek and Oakey Creek – Gold Coast QLD

Undertaken as three separate projects between 2012 and 2013, a major objective was to provide a waterway health assessment of the current conditions for each catchment.  The condition assessment was implemented to provide baseline monitoring of the catchment under baseflow conditions in both spring and autumn and to provide a reference point in order to …

9
Sep

VIDEO: Habitat for the future – a visit to the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre nursery

Join Mark and Desiree as they show you the fantastic work that is being done at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre growing native seedlings to restore our waterway habitat. The Connecting Community for Waterways project is undertaken as a service to the community, and focuses on students and community collecting native seeds to provide as a …

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