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. Key …

Wild Australia

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Acoustic Lab A2O home It’s business as usual for us at #CharlesDarwinReserve & that means times for a sound check.@BushHeritageAus is part of a world-first acoustic observatory made up of 400 sensors across the entire continent – allowing us …

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 …

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 …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Wombats

Image: BHL, Wombat 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 Great news! Victoria has reversed a 1984 decision that declared #wombats unprotected & allowed …

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 …

Lamington National Park (Woonoongoora)

Photo: Tatters, Rainbow over Numinbah Valley Spotlight on Australia’s Lamington National Park The Yugambeh Aboriginal people know this area as Woonoongoora, and the mountains are considered sacred. This 20,600-hectare park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened, …

Quokkas

Photo: Sam West Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists at the eastern …

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 …