Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines The history of fire in Australia — and how it can help us face the bushfires of the future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/inside-the-australian-bushfires-crisis/11890458 Tourism hit by bushfire crisis After the inferno Australia snubs Davos session on Australian fires – Politico Australia fires: A visual guide to the …

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. Upcoming Events June 21-25, 2020 Wildlife Tourism Australia Conference Facebook Key Links wildlifetourism.org.au coming events Facebook @wildlife_aus Reports The Scenic Rim as an Environmentally-sustainable International Wildlife Destination Questions …

Brisbane

Photo: Museum Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. FYI – Brisbane has more species of plants, animals and insects than any other capital city in Australia. Upcoming Events …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/QdEpuSniBwVGGdoF6 Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal …

Wild Australia

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 …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat Links related to wildoz presented in somewhat random fashion: 2019 Open Letter An open letter to the Prime Minister from 248 concerned scientists Conservation scientists warn of ‘alarming’ decline in biodiversity in open letter to Government – More than 240 conservation scientists have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister warning …

National Eucalypt Day: Nature Journaling Workshop with Paula Peeters

Photo: Brisbane City Council For friends in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Discover nature journaling amongst the eucalypts. Artist, ecologist, and writer Paula Peters (@paperbark_) leads a journey of artistic and empathetic creation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. March 23 is National Eucalypt Day and on March 21 the city of Brisbane hosts a free, public workshop: …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Australia Night

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Australia at Night Another year, another contested Australia Day on January 26. On January 25 we consider these weighty topics and create some fun activities and games. Activities Write ‘eternity’ in chalk on city sidewalks. Find global equivalents to bush tucker. Learn a word in an Australian Aboriginal language. Questions …

Australia Day / Invasion Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious and contested in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. January 26 is Australia Day and Invasion Day. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is …