Koalas

Photo: Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Recommended Listening Fears for the future of Australia’s koalas – Environmentalists are calling for a …

#WildOz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/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 YouTube http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Headlines …

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 industry that supports conservation. Key Links http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events/wildlife-tourism-conference-tasmania-october-2018 http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events https://www.facebook.com/Wildlife.Tourism.Australia https://twitter.com/wildlife_aus Tweets by wildlife_aus Questions Is there a directory of Wildlife Tourism Australia members? Is there a directory of participants registered for …

Wombats

Image: BHL October 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay Headlines https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/18/scientists-unravel-secret-of-cube-shaped-wombat-faeces Recommended Listening Cube-shaped wombat poo – Have we finally figured out how wombats make cube-shaped poo!? YouTube Twitter Moment Wombats have square poop and backwards pouches Embedded Tweets Why do wombats have cube-shaped excrement? https://t.co/0ohQ8RAQUj More on the wombat in BHL https://t.co/XSJPdqbIUC pic.twitter.com/kPdAWGQ4sS …

WildOz Links

Image: Wombat Links related to wildoz presented in somewhat random fashion: March 23 #NationalEucalyptDay Maintaining Australia’s Natural Wealth Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation http://aciucn.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Natural-Wealth-KDS.pdf http://aciucn.org.au/ It’s time for an urban revolution! It’s time to take back our streetscapes. https://twitter.com/JWhiteWildlife The environmental sustainability of protected area tourism: towards a concession-related theory of regulation Valentina Dinica Second Sunday …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish 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 …

Mt Field National Park

Photo: Horseshoe Falls Mt Field National Park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife and offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. The park essentially has two visitor sections. The first, near the park entrance, includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some …

Fraser Island (K’Gari)

Photo: Matt Binns Fraser Island (K’Gari) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. Great Walk It takes 6–8 days to complete the total 90km …

Murray-Darling Basin

Photo: Tim J Keegan, Riverina Irrigation The Murray-Darling basin covers 14% of Australia’s land mass generates 40% of the country’s income derived from agricultural production. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. It spans most of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the Australian Capital …

Favorite Streams #ABCWildOz

One of our favorite collection of streams comes from Australia. Presenting ABC’s Wild Oz — http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz — live until Friday (Australia time). If this is a pilot project, we’re looking forward to whatever it grows into. Hashtag: #ABCWildOz YouTube Today: In a suburban backyard in Brisbane orphaned squirrel gliders are preparing for release. They’ll sleep …