Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines Australia snubs Davos session on Australian fires – Politico Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis The Age Leaked report lays bare environmental devastation of Victorian fires – The Age What if Australia Were Its Own Planet? – The Nation Australia, where …

Wollemi Pines

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Wollemi Pines, which survived December’s Gospers Mountain mega bushfire in New South Wales. Background The Wollemi Pine was discovered in the Wollemi National Park. These trees are often referred to as ‘living fossils’ or ‘dinosaur trees’ with evidence dating back more than 100 million years. Embedded Tweets The Wollemi Pines outlasted …

Potoroo

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Mammals of Australia, Taylor and Francis Wikipedia: Potoroo is a common name for species of Potorous, a genus of smaller marsupials. They are allied to the Macropodiformes, the suborder of kangaroo, wallaby, and other rat-kangaroo genera. All three extant species are threatened by ecological changes since the English colonisation of Australia, …

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Elsewhere on the Web Wildlife Tourism Australia – http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au – is a national organization promoting the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism sector that supports conservation. Key Links wildlifetourism.org.au coming events Facebook @wildlife_aus Questions Is there a directory of Wildlife Tourism Australia members? Which Wildlife Tourism Australia members have pages on Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Climbing ban in 2019 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb? – BBC Uluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time – BBC One day out from Uluru …

Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide. 2020 Fire KANGAROO ISLAND FIRE: World famous tourist destination Southern Ocean Lodge, has been destroyed. Here are before and after pictures. Luckily, no one was …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ Featured Words Billabong Bushwalking Makarrata Vale Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull …

Wild Australia #wildoz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links: Parks Australia Parks Australia National Parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz …

Canberra Links

ACT Flag Links related to Canberra presented in somewhat random fashion: Time Current time in Canberra Event Time Announcer Twitter @CJCau @666canberra @CanberraCavalry @USAembassyinOZ @DobinsonsBakery @ANBG @CBRNatureMap @CulturalCBR @TheCanberran @Canberra @envcomm_act @scienceANU @MulligansFlat @envirogov @EnvComm_ACT @ACT_Parks @ConservationACT @Transport_CBR Weather http://www.bom.gov.au/act/forecasts/canberra.shtml Transportation http://www.transport.act.gov.au @Transport_CBR Recommended Listening http://www.2cc.net.au – https://twitter.com/2CC – https://www.facebook.com/12062CC ABC Canberra – @666canberra Canberra’s …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …