Tag - threatened species


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 …


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 …


‘Back from the Brink’ is in the News!

AAEE have shared our ‘Back from the Brink’ project in their latest ozEEnews… We were very proud to have an article about our video series ‘Back from the Brink’ published in the September issue of ‘ozEEnews’, the newsletter of the Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc. To find out more about this inspiring organisation take …


Threatened plants are heading back into the wild

We are really excited this week at Natura as we move ahead to plant 225 young trees in the regenerating bushland at a new development in Upper Coomera! These little beauties are not just any old trees, but are 2 threatened tree species that are sadly now very rare in the wild – and there …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Red and Yellow Mountain Frog

This is the first professionally produced episode of our pilot series ‘Back from the Brink’, all about the beautiful and elusive Red and Yellow Mountain Frog. We are very proud to be sharing it with you. Take a look… The ‘Back from the Brink’ series is the first of its kind to exhibit a series …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 7: The Coxen’s Fig-parrot

As a follow on from our recent blog story on this rare and elusive bird, take a look at this short video with Dr Rochelle Steven who tells us a bit about the Coxen’s Fig-parrot. More importantly, find out what you can do to help¬†secure the future for this tiny but spectacular Australian bird. If …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 6: Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

Join us as we visit the amazing rainforest of Tamborine Mountain to learn all about the beautiful Richmond Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia).¬†Nick Moore, manager of the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, shares with us his knowledge of this vulnerable species as well as what efforts are being made to help its population recover… If you are interested …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 5: The Albert’s Lyrebird

In this latest instalment of ‘Back from the Brink’ we meet Naturalist Jeff Eller who tells us all about the Near Threatened Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) living in the beautiful forests of Tamborine Mountain. Jeff shares his passion for this spectacular bird and what work is being done to help it survive into the future. …


Nature’s high rises – The importance of tree hollows and nest boxes

Trees support wildlife in a myriad of ways, providing valuable food, shelter and nesting opportunities. Mature trees are particularly important, and play a part in the survival of around 300 Australian reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects and mammals. Many of these depend entirely upon tree hollows for nesting and raising their young. Tree hollows form when …


VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 2: Acid Frogs

In this this second video of the series, the Natura team were lucky enough to join Dr Katrin Lowe to explore the Coastal Wallum Wetlands of the Sunshine Coast, searching for some of our unique Wallum or Acid Frogs. Here Kat shares with us why this small group of Australian frogs are so unique, why …

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