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Half the Platypus in the world are female, all are threatened. Recent Danish research may have shown that Platypus, like birds, may have quantum intelligence that allows them to see magnetic fields. P...
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
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"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'this is what it is to be happy.' " Our addtion to Capture your connection competition. #landcareweek2020
by December 16, 2019
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
by January 8, 2020
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Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
by February 18, 2020
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Over forty years ago, the Innisfail State High School Grade 12 class Student Council came up with the idea to plant a rainforest revegetation plot in the school grounds.  In subsequent years, encouraged by a young biology teacher, the plot was maintained and increased.  Then in 2006 came Category 5 Cyclone Larry, with severe damage to trees throughout the area.  Within school grounds, the powers-that-be decided trees were a hazard and many other schoolyards around our area were denuded, as t...
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
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The Rio Tinto Indigineous Land Management Award is presented to an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community. Sally Moylan, ACT Sally’s background and cultural values translate to her work environment in challenging situations, where she is not afraid to speak up from a position of knowledge and integrity....
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By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. ...
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By Peter Brenton, Atlas of Living Australia A sighting of the blue-banded bee uploaded to the ALA by Anthony Katon in NSW. ...
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Core samples taken in 2018 comparing (from L to R) the aerated, control and SoilKee strips. For the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), helping improve farm productivity while reducing the impact on the environment is a key part of natural resource management. ...
by July 25, 2019
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
by January 8, 2020
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Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
by February 5, 2020
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Andrea Lindsay is one of 40 wonderful volunteers who propagate indigenous plants for revegetation at the Bellarine Secondary College & Bellarine Landcare Group Nursery .... Andrea is pictured here with the Nursery Coordinator, Fiona Love. ...
by February 6, 2020
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After 30 years of caring for our own patch of Australia; clearing boxthorn & lantana; planting windbreaks with local native trees raised from seed in conjunction with Greening Australia & our kids local State School; destocking applicable areas for native vine scrub regeneration & water retention; changing our stock troughs to suit all forms of wildlife (plus cattle & horses) we decided to invite Land For Wildlife out to see if they thought we were doing all the right things before we advertised...
by February 25, 2020
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MCCL Partners with HBOC to undertake ongoing seasonal surveys of bird species. Martindale in NSW, and particularly Medhurst Bridge in Martindale, is a renowned hotspot for bird watchers. Well-known as a particular habitat for the Painted Honeyeater in NSW each summer, local residents keenly watch for the first birdos to arrive in mid-late September each year. This annual migration flows sporadic sightings throughout the annual cycle of bird migration. Often seen on the verge of the narrow one...
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To make a difference to on-farm productivity and the natural resource base its important to know what sources, factors and forms of soil organic carbon - and why is it important.
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WIRES Landcare project site 2 in the Akoonah Timbarra Reserve, Beechmont Q. Landcare members admiring Bird Nest Ferns and Staghorns, survivors of drought and fire. Growing from spore it will be a l...View More
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WIRES Project Site 2 Akoonah Timbarra Reserve, Beechmont Q. Landcare members place epiphytes in trees to replace those lost in drought and fires. Epiphytes provide homes for invertebrates and thereb...View More
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by November 11, 2020
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If you have been out in nature recently in Victoria, then you may have seen a Working for Victoria team in action. These workers have been deployed across the state to learn new skills and contribute to integral industries including bush regeneration and natural resource management. Bellarine Catchment Network have been working alongside a Working for Victoria team at various locations on the Bellarine including Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Clifton Springs and Leopold. Over the ...
by October 9, 2020
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In the last few months, here at Bellarine Catchment Network, we have been creating a series of videos to keep you engaged and excited about volunteering in nature. The most recent video is about revegetation; why you would do it, where you would do it and how. Hear from Matt and Sophie as they show you the benefits of restoring natural habitat. Learn how to plant a tree and how you can give it the best chance of survival using the correct methods of revegetation. Some tips to remember are: ...
by October 9, 2020
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In the last few months, here at Bellarine Catchment Network, we have been creating a series of videos to keep you engaged and excited about volunteering in nature. The most recent video is about revegetation; why you would do it, where you would do it and how. Hear from Matt and Sophie as they show you the benefits of restoring natural habitat. Learn how to plant a tree and how you can give it the best chance of survival using the correct methods of revegetation. Some tips to remember are: ...
by August 13, 2020
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Each year, Bellarine Catchment Network facilitate more than 15 environment days for primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the region. These days normally including revegetation activities, litter audits, beachcombs, birdwatching and more. This year, things are looking a little different! 🌿 We have just finished creating 3 remote learning resource packs for teachers to use with their classes across our region. The topics include litter and water, wetlands and biodiversity and there are mo...
by February 24, 2020
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From Barren Wasteland to Biodiversity Classroom The Mentone Primary School Story In 2019, Mentone Primary School began a new Specialist subject- Sustainability. We began the year with an audit of the school. Students walked around and pointed out areas they thought needed improvement. We then collated ideas to see what students thought were highest priorities. ...