Tasmania

Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Photos Wiki Tasmania Planeta.com Hobart Launceston Australia

Launceston

Photo Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Exploring the Kanamaluka Planeta.com Australia Tasmania Cradle Mountain

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The park lies east of the …

Sydney

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Surry hills sydney streetart by mulgatheartist Capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest of the eight state capitals and has a population of 4.3 million. Founded in 1788, Sydney is the oldest European settlement in Australia. NATURAL WORLD Sydney is located on Port Jackson, commonly known as Sydney Harbour. The …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia and celebrations take place in Beaudesert, Queensland at the Visitor Information Centre on Enterprise Drive. All ages, free entry from 12:30-430pm. Also on Sunday September 10th, 13-year-old Robert Irwin – son of conservation champions Steve and Terri Irwin – will receive the prestigious …

Threatened Species Day

September 7¬†is¬†Threatened Species Day¬†in Australia. Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Hashtag:¬†#ThreatenedSpeciesDay It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past …

Threatened Species Forum in Western Australia #TSforumWA

To address the decline of Australia‚Äôs threatened species, Natural Resource Management WA (NRM WA) and Western Australia‚Äôs seven regional NRM groups, together with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation ¬†and Attractions, are pleased to host the WA Threatened Species Forum ‚Äď which will be held in Geraldton, WA on September 7-8, 2017. Hashtag:¬†#TSforumWA Threatened Species Day …

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. Planeta.com applauds efforts around the world to raise awareness and attention to Indigenous culture, language and to improve literacy in Indigenous communities. Hashtags:¬†#ILD2017¬†and¬†#indigenousliteracyday Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation focuses …

Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Catch the livestream of ‘Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century’ from 5.30pm AEST, 4 September. The video will be streamed live online on¬†Facebook¬†and¬†YouTube. If the nineteenth century was about the evolution from mechanisation to industrialisation, and the twentieth century was about a …